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In Lead-up to World Conference on International Telecommunications, Debate About United Nations and Regulation of Internet




WASHINGTON, Wednesday, November 21st, 2012 – The internet policy news and events service held its November 2012 Broadband Breakfast Club “The International Telecommunications Union Year-End Meeting and the Global Open Internet” on Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 at Clyde’s of Gallery Place, 707 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001 from 8 am – 10 am.

Ahead of the ITU's World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12) meeting in mid-December, this session considered a variety of viewpoints on the proposals advanced for this major international broadband event.

You can see highlights of the event here:

International Telecommunications Meeting and Global Open Internet from Broadband Breakfast.

You can see the full event here:

International Telecommunications Meeting and Global Open Internet from Broadband Breakfast.

Speakers at the event included:

Keynote speaker:

  • Mindel De La Torre, International Bureau Chief, FCC


  • Fiona Alexander, Associate Administrator, NTIA
  • Gary Fowlie, Head, International Telecommunications Union Liaison Office to the UN
  • Emma Llanso, Policy Counsel, Center for Democracy and Technology
  • Ross Schulman, Public Policy and Regulatory Counsel, Computer and Communications Industry Association

The event was moderated by Joshua Phillipp of Epoch Times. The Broadband Breakfast Club is sponsored by Comcast, Google, ICF International (ICFI), The National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and US Telecom.

The Broadband Breakfast Club series meets on the third Tuesday of each month (except for August and December). The Broadband Breakfast Club schedule can be viewed at

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Background on is in its fifth year of hosting monthly breakfast forums in Washington on internet policy issues. These events are on the record, open to the public and consider a wide range of viewpoints. Our Broadband Breakfast Club meets on the third tuesday of every month (except for August and December). Our elected official keynotes have included Representatives Zoe Lofgren (D- CA), John Conyers (D-MI), Diane Watson (D-CA), Joe Barton (R-TX) and Rick Boucher (D-VA).

Our agency and commission official keynotes have included Deputy Undersecretary for Agriculture Dallas Tonsager, Julius Genachowski, Chairman FCC; Jonathan Adelstein, RUS Administrator; Julie Brill, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission, Anna Gomez, Deputy Assistant Secretary NTIA; FCC Wireline Competition Bureau Chief, Sharon Gillette, FCC Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Chief, Rick Kaplan; Tony Wilhelm, BTOP Director, NTIA; Ari Schwartz, Senior Internet Policy Advisor to the Secretary of Commerce; Nick Sinai, Senior Innovation Advisor to the US Chief Technology Officer.

Our moderated discussion panels are comprised of leaders and experts from a wide variety of organizations including government, industry, law firms, academia, nonprofit, journalism and many others. Our audiences are equally diverse. The keynote speech is followed by a moderated panel discussion in which audience participation is encouraged.

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