Room 2322
Washington, District of Columbia 20515

Organizer: The Free State Foundation.

Featuring Gerald Brock, Professor of Telecommunication and of Public Policy and Public Administration at The George Washington University, and John Mayo, Professor of Economics, Business and Public Policy at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. Introductory remarks by Deborah Taylor Tate, FCC Commissioner.

The FCC is scheduled to consider intercarrier compensation and universal serivce reform in early November. In this very timely seminar, two members of the Free State Foundation’s Board of Academic Advisors will examine principles and proposals for reforming the outdated universal service and intercarrier compensation regimes.

The seminar is part of the Free State Foundation’s “New Directions in Communications Policy” project. With a new President and new Congress taking office in January, and changes likely at the FCC, FSF’s “New Directions” project is developing fresh ideas for adapting communications law and policy to the rapidly changing communications marketplace.

Members of FSF’s prestigious Board of Academic Advisors are contributing to a book of essays, titled “New Directions in Communications Policy,” that will address a range of today’s most significant communications law and policy topics and will propose forward-looking reforms. In conjunction with the release of the book, FSF will hold a major conference early next year, featuring the essay authors, key public policymakers, and other experts, to discuss the recommendations for new policy directions.

This lunch seminar, and others in the series this fall, will feature members of FSF’s Board of Academic Advisors who are contributing essays to the “New Directions” project. Each session will be structured to offer an opportunity for audience members to share their views.

A complimentary lunch will be provided.

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