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Data Caps for Wireless Broadband, the Spectrum Crunch and Wireless Home
The two largest wireless providers, AT&T and Verizon Wireless, have moved to a pay-per-megabit model for the consumption of wireless broadband. Consumers strongly resisted data caps for cable and DSL services, but have warmed to paying usage-based rates for wireless data on these services.
Yet, users are chewing up data on their Samsung Galaxy phones, their Microsoft Windows Surface tablets and on Apple iPhone and iPads and iPods. So long as users have both a wired home broadband connection, with a second screen that accesses Wi-Fi, broadband costs are thus far manageable. But what happens if wireline providers also move to data caps? This breakfast will explore the various scenarios that could unfold in the event of increased data caps competition, as well as the role that spectrum access plays in provider calculations.
Telecommunications advocates, policy-makers, journalists, top officials and the general public, all seeking to trade insights on these important issues, are invited to attend this event of the Broadband Breakfast Club, which includes full American and Continental breakfasts, for as little as $45.00, plus a modest registration fee.
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Title: Data Caps for Wireless Broadband, the Spectrum Crunch and the Wireless Home
Date: Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Where: Clyde's of Gallery Place, 707 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
The breakfast begins at 8 a.m., followed by a discussion, beginning shortly after 8:30 a.m. and ending by 10 a.m.
Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
Federal Communications Commission
Ruth Milkman is Chief of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, a position she held from August 2009 to June 2011, returning in June 2012. Between June 2011 and June 2012, Ms. Milkman was Special Counsel to the Chairman for Innovation in Government, and also served as co-lead of the Incentive Auction Task Force from February 2012 to June 2012. Between 1999 and 2009, Ms. Milkman was a partner in the Washington D.C. law firm of Lawler, Metzger, Milkman & Keeney, LLC, where she practiced telecommunications law. Between 1986 and 1998, Ms. Milkman served at the FCC in a variety of positions, including Deputy Chief of the International and Common Carrier Bureaus, and Senior Legal Advisor to Chairman Reed Hundt, with responsibility for wireless issues and spectrum policy. Ms. Milkman has a B.A. from Harvard University and a J.D. from the University of Michigan. She served as law clerk to the Honorable J. Harvie Wilkinson III on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Mr. Entner, one of the most recognized telecom experts in the United States, leads IAG’s Communications Sector covering the wireless, wireline and cable industry. He is building IAG’s business endeavors in this rapid growth sector for IAG. Before joining IAG, he was Vice President, Wireless Telecom for Ovum, responsible for establishing Ovum as one of the leading research and analysis providers for wireless in the United States. Prior to that, Roger headed the wireless carrier group at the Yankee Group. While at the Yankee Group, Roger spearheaded and launched the new products that broadened the product portfolio to include quantitative and qualitative offerings. In both positions, Roger has been a trusted advisor to the senior leadership teams of the largest companies in the wireless industry. Roger is one of the most quoted wireless industry experts in the United States and a sought after speaker at industry and corporate events. Roger has an MBA from George Washington University and a BA from Herriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Associate Professor in the College of Computing
Nick Feamster is an associate professor in the College of Computing at Georgia Tech. He received his Ph.D. in Computer science from MIT in 2005, and his S.B. and M.Eng. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT in 2000 and 2001, respectively. His research focuses on many aspects of computer networking and networked systems, including the design, measurement, and analysis of network routing protocols, network operations and security, and anonymous communication systems. In December 2008, he received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) for his contributions to cybersecurity, notably spam filtering. His honors include the Technology Review 35 "Top Young Innovators Under 35" award, a Sloan Research Fellowship, the NSF CAREER award, the IBM Faculty Fellowship, and award papers at SIGCOMM 2006 (network-level behavior of spammers), the NSDI 2005 conference (fault detection in router configuration), Usenix Security 2002 (circumventing web censorship using Infranet), and Usenix Security 2001 (web cookie analysis).
Federal Trade CommissionSerena Viswanathan is a staff attorney in the Federal Trade Commission’s Division of Advertising Practices, where she investigates and litigates deceptive advertising cases. She has investigated advertising claims about cell phone radiation protection, fiber-optic cable services, parental monitoring software, and numerous health products. Most recently, she worked on a consumer research project on how consumers interpret “up to” advertising claims, as well as the litigation against POM Wonderful regarding claims for pomegranate juice products. Serena received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1996.
Additional Panelists Have Been Invited
Paul Barbagallo, Reporter, Bloomberg BNA
Paul Barbagallo has covered media, technology, and telecommunications policy for Bloomberg BNA’s Daily Report for Executives since December 2009. Prior to that, he served as a reporter and senior editor of Telecommunications Reports’ State Newswire, where he covered state legislative and regulatory policy issues, while contributing to TR’sflagship publication, TR Daily. Previously, he covered business and politics for newspapers and magazines in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, including The Times of Trenton and The Trentonian. He is an alumnus of Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey and is currently pursuing a M.A. in Writing from Johns Hopkins University. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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