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Broadband Acceleration Conference

February 9, 2011 | 11:00 AM | Washington, DC


Tearing down regulatory barriers – such as barriers to accessing utility poles, rights-of-way, and sites for wireless 

towers – is a cornerstone of the FCC’s strategy for bringing broadband to all Americans.  Eliminating these 

roadblocks can accelerate investment that will expand the reach and robustness of broadband networks for all.  



*FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski

*Phil Weiser, Senior Advisor to the National Economic Council, Director for Technology and Innovation

*Peter Appel, Administrator, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Department of Transportation

*Scott Blake Harris, General Counsel of the Department of Energy 

*Industry and local government officials  



The conference was free and open to the public.  Due to limited seating, those attending were asked to pre-register

by submitting their name, title, organizational affiliation and contact information to broadband@fcc.gov.  Questions 

during the event were sent to broadband@fcc.gov and on Twitter with the hashtag #broadbandnow.


Background Documents

A National Strategy: The FCC's Broadband Acceleration Initiative

Public Notice




Chairman Genachowki's Remarks 

Lawrence Behr  

Karen Flewharty 

Mitsi Herrera 

Matthew Hussey 

Rochelle Jones 

John Lenahan 

Norine Luker 

Shawn Ruben 

Joe Sandri