New FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to Address the State of the Net in January

Today the State of the Net Steering Committee announced that Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler, recently confirmed by the Senate, will address the 10th Annual State of the Net Conference, the largest Internet policy conference in the nation on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at its new location, The Newseum — just blocks from the Capitol. We will be announcing additional speakers, keynotes and panels in the coming weeks. Register now to make sure you save your spot as tickets may be limited.

Chairman Wheeler takes the helm of the FCC at a pivotal point in the history of the agency and amid convulsive changes to the communication technology industry. The decisions made by the FCC over the next several years will have massive implications for how Americans connect through the Internet. These decisions promise to be historic, one way or another. A particularly apt place to be for a man fond of saying, “History doesn’t look like history when you’re living it.” Please join us to hear Chairman Wheeler’s views on the State of the Net.

The 2014 State of the Net will frame the issues for the next session of Congress. Topics may include:

  • The newly comprised Federal Communications Commission
  • The Open Internet Order court decision
  • The Patent Wars Spilling onto Main Street
  • Rewriting TV video rules for the Internet age
  • Revising or rewriting copyright law
  • NSA electronic surveillance
  • Collecting Internet sales taxes
  • Challenges to ISP intermediary liability
  • Commercial privacy legislation including Do Not Track / Intl Data Flows / Data Brokers
  • Securing the cyber infrastructure
  • Internet innovation and economics
  • How the Internet is disrupting currency: Bitcoin and virtual payment systems
  • Global Internet governance, and many more …

To get a sense of the conference check out videos and the agenda (PDF) from 2013’s State of the Net.

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