Conference: From Monopoly to Competition or Competition to Monopoly? U.S. Broadband Markets in 2013

Date: Friday, April 19
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Venue: George Mason University, Arlington Campus, Founders Hall Room 111

Morning Keynote: Commissioner Joshua Wright, Federal Trade Commission

Lunch Keynote: Dr. Robert Crandall, Brookings Institution

Conference Agenda

8:00-8:30 am – Continental Breakfast

8:30-8:35 am – Greeting and Introductions

Dean Daniel Polsby, Dean, George Mason University School of Law – Greeting
Prof. Thomas Hazlett, Director, Information Economy Project – Introduction of Program

8:35-9:00 am – Morning Keynote

Commissioner Joshua WrightBroadband Policy and Consumer Welfare: The Case for An Antitrust Approach to Net Neutrality Issues

9:00-10:45 am – Panel 1 – Competition and Monopoly in Broadband Markets

Eli Noam (Columbia University Business School) – Concentration in U.S. Broadband Markets
Marius Schwartz (Georgetown University, former FCC Chief Economist) – VZW-SpectrumCo Agreements: Some Competitive Concerns
Babette Boliek (Pepperdine University School of Law) – Public Utility Regulation in Wireless: A Failed Experiment
Moderator: Ken Heyer, Deputy Director, Bureau of Economics, FTC

10:45-11:00 am – Break

11:00-12:00 pm – Panel 2 – The Value of Ultra-Fast Broadband

Robert Kenny (Communications Chambers, U.K.) – Ultra-Fast Broadband – A Solution in Search of a Problem?
Scott Wallsten (Technology Policy Institute) – Going Nowhere, Fast
Moderator: Justin “Gus” Hurwitz (University of Pennsylvania)

12:00-12:10 pm – Proceed to Lunch

12:10-12:40 pm – Lunch Keynote

Robert CrandallWhy Regulate Broadband?

1:30 pm – Adjourn

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