Sunday, February 12, 2006

U.S. Senate Committee to Hear Video Franchising Debate

The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee has scheduled a debate for Wednesday, 15-February-2006 to consider new video franchising rules. The list of witnesses includes:

Panel 1

Mr. Ivan Seidenberg, CEO, Verizon Communications

Mr. Edward E. Whitacre, Jr., CEO, AT&T

Mr. Tom Rutledge, COO, Cablevision Systems Corporation

Ms. Lori Panzino-Tillery, President, National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors

Panel 2:

Mr. Brad Evans, CEO, Cavalier Telephone

Mr. Anthony T. Riddle, Executive Director, Alliance for Community Media

Mr. Gene Kimmelman, Senior Director OF Public Policy, Consumers Union

Ms. Gigi B. Sohn, President & Co-Founder, Public Knowledge

A webcast of the hearing will be available.


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