Events

October 4, 2007
"Broadband Technology & the U.S. Economy:  Keeping the Internet Free from Regulation & Taxation"

FEATURING:
Senator Gordon Smith (R-OR)

Dr. John Rutledge
Chairman, Rutledge Capital

Dr. Robert D. Atkinson
President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Ms. Karen Kerrigan
President & CEO, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council

This event on Capitol Hill featured a keynote address by Senator Gordon Smith (R-OR).  The panelists included:  Dr. John Rutledge, Chairman of Rutledge Capital and co-author of the Chamber's 2004 telecommunications study, Sending the Right Signals:  Promoting Competition Through Telecommunications Reform; Dr. Robert D. Atkinson, President of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation; and Ms. Karen Kerrigan, President & CEO of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council.  Besides discussing the negative consequences of regulating the Internet, the panel emphasized the need to extend or make permanent the Internet Tax Moratorium, which is set to expire on November 1, 2007.

Sponsored by TeleCONSENSUS and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

September 22, 2006
"The Telecommunications Economy: Competition and the Global Economy"
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This forum will feature a discussion about the role of telecommunications in the global marketplace, the influence of Asia's burgeoning telecommunications economy, and what the United States must do to remain competitive.

FEATURING:
Dr. John Rutledge
Chairman of Rutledge Capital
President of the Mundell International University School of Business in Beijing, China

Mr. Clyde Prestowitz
President and Founder
Economic Strategy Institute

Dr. Joel Popkin
President
Joel Popkin and Company

Sponsored by TeleCONSENSUS and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

May 22, 2006
"The Telecommunications Economy: Internet Evolution and Innovation"
What affect will proposed net neutrality legislation have on the Internet economy?
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Sponsored by TeleCONSENSUS and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

April 4, 2006

"The Telecommunications Economy: Using the Internet as a Model for Telecom Legislation"
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Sponsored by TeleCONSENSUS and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

March 17, 2006
"Revitalizing the Telecommunications Industry: What it Means for Nevada"
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Sponsored by TeleCONSENSUS, the Henderson Chamber of Commerce, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

January 25, 2006
"Revitalizing the Telecommunications Industry: What it Means for California"
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Sponsored by TeleCONSENSUS, the Greater Fresno Area Chamber of Commerce, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

January 24, 2006
"Revitalizing the Telecommunications Industry: What it Means for the Silicon Valley"
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Sponsored by TeleCONSENSUS, the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

January 20, 2006
"Revitalizing the Telecommunications Industry: What it Means for America"
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Sponsored by TeleCONSENSUS and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

November 10, 2005
"Revitalizing the Telecommunications Industry: What it Means for New Hampshire"
Sponsored by TeleCONSENSUS, the Business & Industry Association of New Hampshire, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

November 1, 2005
"Revitalizing the Telecommunications Industry: What it Means for the Red River Valley"
Sponsored by TeleCONSENSUS, the Chamber of Commerce of Fargo Moorhead, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

September 15, 2005
2005 Business & Technology Showcase, featuring "Revitalizing the Telecommunications Industry: What it Means for Montana"
Sponsored by TeleCONSENSUS, the Great Falls Area Chamber of Commerce, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

April 12, 2005
Press Release
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Announces Telecom Coalition
2322 Rayburn House Office Building
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

October 6, 2004
On October 6, 2004, the U. S. Chamber hosted a summit to release its independent study Sending the Right Signals: Promoting Competition Through Telecommunications Reform. One of the most comprehensive analyses ever conducted of the telecommunications industy, the study analyzes the current condition of the industry and offers recommendations for revitalizing this most import sector of the American economy.

This half-day event featured opening remarks from Chamber President and CEO, Tom Donohue, followed by four separate panel presentations that addressed business perspectives, user perspectives, administration and Congressional perspectives, and a discussion of the communications regulatory landscape.

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View Content of the Full Study and the Study Summary of Findings

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