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The Internet age has given rise to an explosive proliferation of diverse voices and new innovative ways to access them. But in the video marketplace, it is still challenging for independent and minority voices to connect rich and diverse content to consumers.
To that end, last week the Federal Communications Commission announced two items for its February agenda critical to giving consumers, content creators, and tech innovators greater opportunities than ever before. One would create a competitive marketplace for consumer choice on video devices, lowering the enormous costs they currently shell out to their cable providers; the other seeks to examine the systemic problems content creators face in gaining viewership in a world where Big Cable has all the leverage.
Join us for a conversation about the systemic challenges of bringing diverse voices to the video marketplace and giving consumers greater choices in accessing content.
*Lunch will be provided*
Brian Woolfolk, Principal at Swan Creek Strategies
Mark Cooper, Economist at Consumer Federation of America
Joseph Torres, Senior External Affairs Director at Free Press
John Bergmayer, Senior Staff Attorney at Public Knowledge
Eric Easter, Chairman of the National Black Programming Consortium
Chris Lewis, Vice President of Government Affairs at Public Knowledge
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