The Broadband Economy – $42 Billion Infusion and a Newly-Minted Biden FCC: What lies ahead?

Registration is now CLOSED.

Join us on Tuesday, June 11th at 4:00 PM ET for a special panel discussion & reception sponsored by our Telecommunications & Electronic Media Practice Group.

The panel discussion will begin promptly at 4:00 PM followed by a reception with light food and drinks at 5:00 PM.

The cost is $20.00 for members and $25.00 for guests.


Since finally establishing a new Democrat majority at the FCC in the Fall of 2023, the Commission has advanced a regulatory agenda that touches everything companies do from marketing to prices, build out to network management. This shift has sparked concerns regarding the preservation of internet freedom and the broader impact of regulatory expansion on the U.S. economy.

Meanwhile, at the Commerce Department, the Administration's NTIA has adopted extensive requirements in their new $42 Billion BEAD broadband program that some say amounts to rate-regulation of the internet. Partnering with the states, how effective will this program be at delivering high speed Internet access to every American?

We invite you to join this critical discussion featuring leaders from the FCC and Capitol Hill. Our panel will delve into the consequences of the Biden Administration's latest initiatives, including rulemakings on Digital Discrimination, Net Neutrality, the BEAD program, and their implications for the digital landscape and beyond.


  • Erin Boone, Chief of Staff and Wireless Advisor, FCC Commissioner Nathan Simington
  • Paul Gallant, Managing Director, Washington Research Group - Technology, Media & Telecom, TD Cowen
  • John Lin, Serior Counsel, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce
  • Arielle Roth, Policy Director, Telecommunications, U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation
  • Greg Watson, Chief of Staff, FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr
  • Moderator: Patricia J. Paoletta, Partner, Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP


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