Citizens for a Sound Economy Foundation Presents a Panel Discussion on the Future of the Federal Communications Commission and t

Washington, D.C. – Citizens for a Sound Economy Foundation conducted its third policy watch panel of the year on Capitol Hill. Over 45 congressional staffers, media representatives and third party groups attended, “The Chairmen’s Agendas: Reform of the FCC for the 21st Century” panel discussion. The discussion focused on the current make up of the Federal Communications Commission, potential reforms being contemplated with respect to the FCC, and the possible agendas of the Chairman of the FCC, Michael Powell and the House Energy and Commerce Chairman Billy Tauzin.

The event’s panel guests included from left to right, Randolph May, Mary Beth Richards and Jerry Ellig.

Panelists included Randolph May of the Progress Freedom Foundation, Mary Beth Richards, Deputy Managing Director and Special Counsel on FCC Reform from the FCC, and CSE Foundation Senior Research Fellow, Jerry Ellig. CSE Foundation’s Communications and Technology center director Kent Lassman moderated the panel.

Discussion on FCC reforms constituted the majority of the panel discussion; however, panelists discussed broadband Internet deployment issues and current pending legislation in the House Energy and Commerce Committee regarding broadband deployment and high-speed Internet access.