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What to do about Title II?

June 14, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+0

The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) recently released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking entitled “Restoring Internet Freedom” in which it announced its intention to revisit the agency’s controversial 2015 decision to reclassify broadband Internet access as a common carrier “telecommunications” service under Title II of the Communications Act.  In so doing, not only will numerous complex legal, economic and policy issues need to be carefully thought through, but the NPRM will no doubt re-kindle the nasty politics that have unfortunately characterized the net neutrality debate.  To discuss these important and complex topics in detail, please join us for an evening of excellent conversation, good cheer and cigars on the roof of the University Club on Wednesday, June 14th.


6:00 – 7:00:    Drinks and Light Fare

7:00 – 7:15:     Welcome and Brief Overview of Recent Research

7:15 – 7:45:     Keynote Discussion with FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly

7:45 – 8:30:   Panel Discussion:

  • Jonathan Spalter – President & CEO, USTelecom;
  • Bryan Tramont – Managing Partner – Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP;
  • Dr. Tim Brennan – Professor of Economics, UMBC and former Chief Economist, FCC; and
  • Robert Quinn – Senior Executive Vice President, External and Legislative Affairs, AT&T

Note: In the event of rain we will hold the event inside the University Club.

Twitter Hashtag: #PHXPolicy.

Our Rooftop Policy Roundtable is a “widely-attended event” and is open to government employees, press and other interested persons. There is no charge to attend and walk-ins are welcome. However, as space is extremely limited please RSVP to the Phoenix Center by Monday, June 12th.


The Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies (www.phoenix-center.org) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that studies broad public-policy issues related to governance, social and economic conditions, with a particular emphasis on the law and economics of the digital age.


June 14, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+0


The Phoenix Center