Are Multiple Broadband Infrastructures Sustainable?

Is Infrastructure Monopoly or Competition the Future of Broadband?

 

Thursday, June 23, 2005

9:30:00am – 5:00pm

105 Jerome Greene Hall

Columbia University

New York, NY

 

PROPOSED PROGRAM

 

9:30-9:45        INTRODUCTION
                       
Eli Noam,
CITI
                        Bob Atkinson
, CITI [Presentation]

 

9:45-10:45      REVIEWING SOME FUNDAMENTALS

 

Is Broadband Competition "Ruinous"? - Prof. Christaan Hogendorn,- Wesleyan University, Visiting Scholar – CITI [Presentation]

The Geographic Scope of Broadband Markets - Michael Kende,  Analysys Consulting [Presentation]

Key Characteristics of Competing Broadband Platforms – Carol Mattey, Deloitte & Touche, LLP [Presentation]

 

11:00-12:30    INFRASTRUCTURE DEPLOYMENT STRATEGIES AND IMPLICATIONS

 

            Verizon’s Fiber to the Home – Dennis Weller, Verizon [Presentation]

            SBC’s Fiber to the Neighborhood – Dorothy Attwood, SBC [Presentation]

            Cable – Rick Cimerman, NCTA [Presentation]

            Wireless – Dewayne Hendricks, Dandin Group  [Presentation]

Municipal Broadband - Alan Shark, Public Technology Institute [Presentation]

 

            Moderator: Prof. Michael Botein, New York Law School [Paper]

 

12:30-1:45      LUNCH

 

1:45-2:45        USERS’ EXPECTATIONS AND CONCERNS

 

ISP - Dave Baker, Earthlink

Corporate Users – Lee Selwyn, Economics & Technology [Presentation]

Consumers – Mark Cooper, Consumer Federation of America

 


2:45 – 3:30      INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCES

 

Insights from Korea – Richard Levine, LECG [Presentation]

Insights from Canada – Lawson Hunter, Bell Canada Enterprises [Presentation]

Insights from Germany - Andreas Wuerfel, Deutsche Telekom USA

 

Moderator: Prof. Martin C.J.  Elton, Burda Center for Innovative Communication, Ben-Gurion University, Israel.

 

3:30-4:45        HOW SHOULD GOVERNMENT AND INVESTORS REACT?

 

Investor Sentiment: Picking Winners and Losers...or Just Staying Out of It

–        Jessica Zufolo, Medley Global Advisors, LLC

–        Anna Maria Kovacs, Regulatory Source Associates, LLC

 

What Market Structure Should Government Assume?: a) Competition; b) Monopoly; c) Duopoly; d) All of the above.

-     Brad Ramsey, NARUC

-     Kyle Dixon, Progress and Freedom Foundation, former Special Counsel to the FCC  Chairman for Broadband Policy

 

Discussant / Moderator: Keith Bernard, Telecommunications Management Group

 

4:45- 5:00       CONCLUSIONS

 

5:00 – 5:30      RECEPTION