FCC Hearing at Carnegie Mellon

Here’s the witness list for the July 21st FCC hearing at CMU:

4:00 p.m. Welcome/Opening Remarks
4:30 p.m. Panel Discussion 1 – The Future of Digital Media

Mark Cuban, Chairman & Co Founder HDNet, Owner – Dallas Mavericks
Jon Peha, Professor, Department of Engineering and Public Policy, and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
Mark Cavicchia, CEO, Founder & Director, WhereverTV
Matthew Polka, President & CEO, American Cable Association
Jake Witherell, Sim Ops Studios
John Heffner, Conviva
Representative, You Tube

5:30 p.m. Panel Discussion 2 – The Broadband of Tomorrow

David Farber, Distinguished Career Professor of Computer Science and Public Policy, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
Rahul Tongia, Senior Systems Scientist, Program on Computation, Organizations, and Society, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
Robert W. Quinn, Jr., Senior Vice President – Federal Regulatory, AT&T, Inc.
Rey Ramsey, Chairman & CEO, One Economy Corporation
Rendall Harper, Board Member, Wireless Neighborhoods
Scott Wallsten, Vice President for Research and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute
Marge Krueger, Administrative Director, Communications Workers of America District 13

6:30 p.m. Public Comment Period
8:30 p.m. Adjournment

A live web cast of the hearing will be available to the public on the FCC’s website at: http://www.fcc.gov/realaudio/#jul21 — you may also go to “FCC Meetings” from the homepage and then click on FCC Audio/Video events to access the web cast.


One significant detail: Google is breaking its silence on Net Neutrality Phase II by having its YouTube division speak. Another interesting thing is that Prof. Jon Peha gets a second bite at the apple. He’s the guy who made significantly false testimony at the Stanford hearing on the relationship of TCP Resets and BitTorrent transactions. I hope he corrects his former misstatements of fact.

Mark Cuban is always entertaining, but I imagine Prof. Farber will show the most insight.

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