Past Event

Julius Genachowski - Chairman of the FCC

Julius Genachowski
Thu, Apr 14 2011 - 7:00pm

A conversation with Julius Genachowski

Julius Genachowski, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission
Adam Lashinsky, Senior Editor at Large, Fortune Magazine - Moderator

Chairman Genachowski leads the federal agency responsible for wired and wireless communications. He has focused the FCC on the opportunities of digital communications, expansion of broadband access, and pursuing policies to spur private investment and innovation, foster competition and empower consumers. In a landmark decision on December 21, 2010, the FCC passed the first enforceable net neutrality regulations, which will have widespread consequences for providers and consumers of all online content. Genachowski warns that the nation is running out of airwave spectrum, which could lead to dropped wireless calls, agonizingly slow downloads and budget-busting prices for mobile services if broadband capacity is not increased. He will discuss these challenges and others facing the FCC.

Location: Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View
Time: 6:15 p.m. check-in, 7 p.m. program
Cost:
Regular: $25 standard, $15 members, $10 students (with valid ID). Premium (seating in first few rows): $50 standard, $35 members
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