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January 29, 2013

WHAT: The Center for Business and Public Policy at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business will present “Regulation and the IP Transition: Laying a Predicate for Growth.”

Broadband technologies power the country’s digital infrastructure and have become essential platforms for 21st-century communications and commerce. One of the most important economic and policy issues facing the new administration is whether U.S. regulation of broadband platforms will help or hinder the kind of innovation, investment, competition, and economic growth the country needs for economic prosperity. This event will explore whether moving from a network of switches to an all IP environment is necessary and how regulators might create the right incentives for private investment.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
9-10:30 a.m.

Breakfast will be served.

National Press Club
529 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC

Space is limited. Media interested in covering the event should contact Teresa Mannix, senior director of communications, at (202) 687-4080 or


9:00 a.m. – “The Evolution of Regulation: 20th Century Lessons and 21st Century Opportunities,” presented by John Mayo, professor of economics, business, and public policy at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business

9:30 a.m. – Panel Discussion

James W. Cicconi, senior executive vice president for external and legislative affairs, AT&T Jennifer Fritzsche, managing director for equity research, Wells Fargo Securities Blair Levin, fellow, Aspen Institute’s Communications and Society Program, and executive director at Gig.U

The panel will be moderated by Carolyn Brandon, senior industry and innovation fellow at the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy.

Follow the discussion on Twitter, #EvOfReg.

About the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy
The Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy is an academic, non-partisan research center whose mission is to engage scholars, business people and policymakers in relevant inquiries and dialogue to impact key business, economic and public policy issues confronting American and international businesses today. Housed at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy was created in 2002 to encourage thoughtful discussion and to document and disseminate knowledge on a range of issues in the public interest. Learn more at Follow on Twitter @GeorgetownCBPP

About Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business provides a transformational education through classroom and experiential learning, preparing students to graduate as principled leaders in service to business and society. Through numerous centers, initiatives, and partnerships, Georgetown McDonough seeks to create a meaningful impact on business practice through both research and teaching. All academic programs provide a global perspective, woven through the undergraduate and graduate curriculum in a way that is unique to Washington, D.C. – the nexus of world business and policy – and to Georgetown University’s connections to global partner organizations and a world-wide alumni network. Founded in 1957, Georgetown McDonough is home to some 1,400 undergraduates, 1,000 MBA students, and 1,200 participants in executive degree and open enrollment programs. Learn more at Follow us on Twitter @msbgu.