" rel="stylesheet">
Skip Main Navigation
Page Content
This event has ended

Save This Event

Event Saved

Capitol Hill Briefing: A New Broadband Policy for Progressives

Progressive Policy Institute

Monday, July 29, 2013 from 12:30 PM to 1:45 PM (EDT)

Capitol Hill Briefing: A New Broadband Policy for...

Registration Information

Type End Quantity
Attendee Ended Free  

Who's Going

Loading your connections...

Share Capitol Hill Briefing: A New Broadband Policy for Progressives

Event Details

Please join former U.S. Rep. Harold Ford, Jr., former Undersecretary of Commerce Ev Ehrlich and PPI President Will Marshall on July 29 for a briefing on a new "progressive broadband agenda." When the Internet emerged 20 years ago, progressives nurtured its growth and development with innovation-friendly policies and a light regulatory touch. That's why America today has a dynamic, hotly competitive "data-driven economy" that is at the leading edge of economic innovation and growth. Instead of building on this success, however, progressives often seem distracted by old regulatory battles rooted in the bygone era of telephone monopolies. In a new report for PPI, Ev Ehrlich proposes a forward-looking alternative - a progressive agenda that sees ubiquitous, high-speed broadband as a powerful tool for social and political empowerment, as well as for boosting productivity in education, health care and public service delivery.


The speakers for the event will include:

The Honorable Harold E. Ford Jr, five-term member of U.S Congress representing the 9th district of Tennessee and honorary co-chair of Broadband for America

Ev Ehrlich, former Undersecretary of Commerce in the Clinton administration and author of new a PPI report, "Shaping the Digital Age: A Progressive Broadband Agenda"

Moderator: Will Marshall, President, Progressive Policy Institute

Program:

12:30 p.m. Opening Remarks and Discussion

Lunch will be served

Join the conversation on Twitter with #broadbandpolicy

Have questions about Capitol Hill Briefing: A New Broadband Policy for Progressives? Contact Progressive Policy Institute

When & Where


Russell Senate Office Building Room 253

Washington, DC 20002

Monday, July 29, 2013 from 12:30 PM to 1:45 PM (EDT)


  Add to my calendar

Organizer

Interested in hosting your own event?

Join millions of people on Eventbrite.

Please log in or sign up

In order to purchase these tickets in installments, you'll need an Eventbrite account. Log in or sign up for a free account to continue.