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May 16th, 2007
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Farragut Room (Plaza Level)
Mountain Time
Session Type: General Session
Most Americans rely on DSL and cable modem for their broadband connection, but are these the only options? Other technologies once derided as impractical are beginning to show promise. Can alternative broadband technologies help facilitate the oft-repeated vision of federal policymakers to provide “affordable, ubiquitous broadband for all Americans, regardless of where they live”? Industry experts and entrepreneurs seeking to shake up the current broadband marketplace will discuss the practical progress of these alternatives to date and whether adjustments in federal IT policy regulations are needed to enable their chances for success.