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Carlos Kirjner's Presentation at Emerging Communication Conference & Awards 2010 America

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Carlos Kirjner's Presentation at Emerging Communication Conference & Awards 2010 America

  1. 2. THE NATIONAL BROADBAND PLAN Carlos Kirjner [email_address] [email_address]
  2. 3. <ul><li>Why National Broadband Plan? </li></ul><ul><li>2. A few “Ahas” </li></ul><ul><li>3. Homework: How You Can Make the Plan Better </li></ul>TODAY For the Whole Plan: http://www.broadband.gov/plan
  3. 4. <ul><li>Congress Mandated - It is the Law </li></ul><ul><li>2. We Can Do Better </li></ul><ul><li>3. Transformation Now </li></ul><ul><li>WHY NBP? WHY CARE? </li></ul>
  4. 5. GENERAL PURPOSE TECHNOLOGIES
  5. 6. Connectivity = necessary but not sufficient IDEA 1
  6. 8. Applications, Devices, Networks Fixed and Mobile Consumer, Business, Government Economics, Technology, Law
  7. 9. IDEA 2: ROLE OF GOVERNMENT <ul><li>Competition Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Assets: Spectrum, Rights of Way, R&D Funding </li></ul><ul><li>Universal Service Mechanism </li></ul><ul><li>Laws, Rules and Standards for Key Sectors </li></ul>
  8. 10. IDEA 3 <ul><li>Competition is about Actual Competitive Behavior of Firms </li></ul><ul><li>Actual Competitive Behavior C an be Tracked and Analyzed </li></ul>
  9. 11. COMPETITION IN THE PLAN Track and Benchmark Actual Firm Behavior Empower Consumers Lower Barriers to Entry and Investment: Spectrum, ROW, Wholesale Reform Device Competition (e.g., Video) Application Innovation: Consumer Control of Personal Information
  10. 12. IDEA 4: Innovation and Privacy Are Friends
  11. 13. IDEA 5: ALL MEDIA OVER BROADBAND VOICE OVER (IP OVER) BROADBAND VIDEO OVER (IP OVER) BROADBAND OTHER STUFF/DATA OVER (IP OVER) BROADBAND END OF THE PSTN NEW MEDIA NEW TECH. AND NETWORK ARCHITECTURES
  12. 14. IDEA 6: BROADBAND WILL CHANGE THE WORLD - HEALTH ANALOGY Source: NIH
  13. 15. HOW YOU CAN MAKE THE PLAN BETTER <ul><li>(Optional) Read it to identify shortcomings you care about </li></ul><ul><li>Engage Substantively in Ongoing Process: </li></ul><ul><li>REAL DATA beats ANALYSES beats OPINION beats </li></ul><ul><li>VAGUE POLICY STATEMENTS </li></ul><ul><li>3. Engage Directly: don ’t outsource if it matters to you </li></ul>
  14. 16. THE NATIONAL BROADBAND PLAN Carlos Kirjner [email_address] [email_address]

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