Conferences and Workshops

The End of the Phone System

Experts’ Workshop

The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA, May 16-18, 2012

Program

May 16, Wednesday

Welcome Reception: 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
Square 1682
121 S. 17th St. (215) 563-5008

May 17, Thursday

8:00 – 8:30 Light Breakfast and Coffee

8:30 – 9:00 Welcome Remarks


TOPIC ONE: REGULATION

9:00 – 10:00 Charles Davidson & Michael Santorelli, “Regulatory federalism post-PSTN: Assessing possible federal-state frameworks for an all-IP world” Respondent: Colleen Boothby, Levine, Blaszak, Block & Boothby

10:00 – 10:15 Coffee Break

10:15 – 11:15 Christopher Yoo, “Is there a role for common carriage in an all-IP
environment?”
Respondent: Susan Crawford, Harvard Law School

11:15 – 12:15 Rob Frieden, “The mixed blessing of a deregulatory endpoint for the public switched telephone network”
Respondent: Rebecca Arbogast, Comcast

12:15 – 1:30 Lunch. Speaker, Sharon Gillett, Chief, Wireline Competition Bureau, Federal Communications Commission

1:30 – 2:30 Peter Alexander & Brendan Cunningham, “From switches to packets: the new world of interconnection”
Respondent: Martin Geddes, Consultant

 


TOPIC TWO: INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES

2:30 – 3:30 Jonathan Liebenau, Silvia Elaluf-Calderwood, & Patrik Karrberg, “Strategic Challenges for European Telecom Operators: The Consequences of Imbalances in Internet Traffic”
Respondent: Amit Schejter, Penn State University

3:30 – 3:45 Coffee Break

3:45 – 4:45 Roxana Barrantes Cáceres, “Public policy versus regulatory policy in the transition from the PSTN to the IP-converged network: Reflections from Latin America”
Respondent: Monroe Price, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania

4:45 – 5:45 Fernando Beltrán & Ursula Dantin, “Australia and New Zealand national broadband plans”
Respondent: Richard D. Taylor, Penn State University

7:00 p.m. Dinner Off-Site
Serafina
130 South 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA (215) 977-7755

 

May 18, Friday

8:00 – 8:30    Light Breakfast and Coffee


TOPIC THREE: TECHNICAL ISSUES

8:30 – 9:30    William Lehr, Steve Bauer, & David Clark, “Measuring Internet performance when broadband is the next PSTN”
Respondent:  Rick Whitt, Google

9:30 – 10:30  Richard Shockey, “Technical aspects of PSTN conversion”
Respondent: Kevin Werbach, Wharton

10:30 – 10:45  Coffee Break

 

TOPIC FOUR: SOCIAL CONCERNS

10:45 – 11:45 John Horrigan, “Reforming Lifeline/Link-up: A ‘community to consumer’
model”
Respondent: Ellen Goodman, Rutgers University School of Law – Camden

11:45 – 12:45 Helena Mitchell, “Great expectations:  Keeping people with disabilities connected in a wireless future”
Respondent:  Krishna Jayakar, Penn State University


12:45 – 2:00 Lunch and Policy Roundtable
Moderator Philip Napoli, Fordham University; David Young, Verizon; Richard Clarke, AT&T; Nicol Turner-Lee, NAMIC; and Harold Feld, Public Knowledge


2:00 Closing Remarks

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