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Cable Show’s public policy schedule unveiled

Wed, 03/25/2009 - 8:20am
Traci Patterson

Legislators, policymakers and other public officials are set to speak to delegates, participate on panels and tour exhibits next week at The Cable Show 2009 in Washington, D.C.

The Cable Show is most excited to show off “Broadband Nation,” the 20,000-square-foot centerpiece of the exhibition floor that will showcase new and innovative uses of broadband in urban, suburban and rural settings.

What follows is a list of Cable Show events that legislators, policymakers and public officials will be attending.

Tuesday, March 31:

6:30 p.m. – Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) at the NCTA Key Contact Conference/State Regional Executives Dinner – Constitution A, Level 3B, Grand Hyatt, 1000 H Street, NW

Wednesday, April 1:

8:15 a.m. – Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) at the NCTA Key Contact Conference/State Regional Executives Breakfast – Room 207A, Washington Convention Center

9:15 a.m. – Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) at the Women in Cable & Telecommunications (WICT) Opening General Session – Room 202, Washington Convention Center

10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. – VIP tours of Broadband Nation

12:15 p.m. – Congressman Eric Cantor (R-Va.) at the NCTA Public Policy Lunch – Room 146, Washington Convention Center

1:30 p.m. – Mayor Adrian Fenty of Washington, D.C., and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) at the General Session – Ballroom, Level 3, Washington Convention Center

3 p.m. – View from the Hill: Commerce Committee Staffers on Communications Policy – Room 145A, Washington Convention Center

3 p.m. – Representatives from state utilities and public service commissions at 21st Century Communications Policy: The Role of the States – Room 145B, Washington Convention Center

7 p.m. – Congressman Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) at the Cable Pioneers’ Dinner – Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Avenue NW, Grand Ballroom

Thursday, April 2:

8 a.m.-7:30 p.m. – VIP tours of Broadband Nation

8:45 a.m. – Congressman Artur Davis (D-Ala.) at the Walter Kaitz Foundation’s Cable Cares About Diversity Millennials Program – Room 154, Washington Convention Center

11 a.m. – View from the Hill: Judiciary Committee Staffers on Communications Policy – Room 145A, Washington Convention Center

12:30 p.m. – Congressman Rick Boucher (D-Va.) at the NCTA Public Policy Lunch – Room 146, Washington Convention Center

2:30 p.m. – Representatives from the administration and industry analysts at Where Policies Meet Packets: Government's Role in Broadband Progression – Room 145B, Washington Convention Center

Friday, April 3:

9 a.m.-3 p.m. – VIP tours of Broadband Nation

7 a.m. – Congressman G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) at the National Association of Minorities in Communications (NAMIC) Awards Breakfast – Grand Ballroom, Grand Hyatt, 1000 H Street, NW

8:30 a.m. – FCC Interim Chairman Michael Copps at the NCTA Public Policy Breakfast – Room 146, Washington Convention Center

11 a.m. – Representatives from state and local governments and non-profits at If We Build It, Will They Log On: Barriers to Broadband Adoption and Use – Room 151B, Washington Convention Center

12:30 p.m. – FCC commissioners Jonathan Adelstein and Robert McDowell and acting NTIA administrator Anna Gomez at the NCTA Public Policy Lunch – Room 146, Washington Convention Center

2 p.m. – Agency Agenda: The FCC and other Agencies on Communications Policy – Room 145B, Washington Convention Center

2 p.m. – Representatives from state/local intergovernmental organizations at They've Got Issues: State and Local Policy Roundtable – Room 152, Washington Convention Center

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•  Broadband Briefs for 03/25/09

 

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