New York, NY (October 27, 2009)—New York Law School’s Media Center will hold the “Implementation and Administration of the Broadband Stimulus Act” symposium to examine the development of broadband telecommunications—a medium with potentially the greatest impact on U.S. media in the last 50 years—and provide up-to-date information on developments in broadband technology. The event will be held on Thursday, October 29 at the Law School’s new building, located at 185 West Broadway.
“This symposium will offer attendees everything they’ve ever needed to know about broadband policy—under one roof in one day—building on the Media Center’s 30 years of experience with telecommunications,” Professor Michael Botein, Director of the Media Center, said. “We’ll also discuss recent developments, such as Verizon’s FIOS and AT&T’s U-verse offerings in video, voice, and data.”
The symposium is organized by Professor Michael Botein, Director of the Media Center and an expert in communications law. He has written more than 70 articles and books, of which 90 percent deal with some aspect of media law, among them Regulation of the Electronic Mass Media Law and Policy for Radio, Television, Cable and the New Technologies (3d ed. West Group, 1999) and Regulacion de los Medios Masives de Communicacion (Universidad Sergio Arboleda, 2003).
This is the second event presented by the Media Center that explores the development of broadband telecommunications. In March of this year the Media Center hosted a conference, “Broadband in a Post-Stimulus Environment,” which is available as a symposium issue of 18 Media Law & Policy II (2009), as well as on streaming video at www.nyls.edu/broadband. The upcoming symposium will feature discussions on the application procedures for broadband grants and loans; compliance procedures with requirements of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) as well as the USDA; dealing with privacy and consumer issues on broadband; expansion of federal jurisdiction by the FCC, NTIA, and USDA; recordkeeping requirements; future FCC directions; content-based controls; and adoption of “best practices” guidelines.
Speakers include members of academia and industry, including Professor Botein and Jennifer Manner ’91, Deputy Bureau Chief of the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau of the FCC. For a full list of speakers, click here.
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