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Liz Rose, Communications Director, 202-265-1490 x 32
Will the Obama Administration Abandon its Technology Agenda?
Crawford, Wu and Ammori on the FCC’s Authority to Protect the Open Internet
WASHINGTON - May 4 - Free Press will host a teleconference for reporters on Wednesday with three well-known Internet law experts on the Federal Communications Commission's authority to carry out many of the most important aspects of the National Broadband Plan and to protect the open Internet.
University of Michigan law professor and former Obama economic adviser Susan Crawford, Columbia Law School professor Tim Wu (invited), and University of Nebraska law professor Marvin Ammori will speak with the press on Wednesday, May 5 at noon (EST).
President Obama's FCC may be poised to retreat in its Net Neutrality efforts and hinder its promises to bring broadband to all Americans. The Washington Post reported on Monday that Julius Genachowski, the FCC chairman, is close to caving to pressure from the powerful phone and cable lobby and abandoning the top items on the Obama administration's technology agenda.
We will address key questions such as: What would happen if the FCC fails to reassert its authority by reclassifying broadband transmission? What is the legal basis for claims that the FCC could enact the National Broadband Plan under Title I of the Communications Act?
Next Steps for Chairman Genachowski and the FCC
When: Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Time: Noon (Eastern)
Call-in: 888-792-8352 (Code 73237147) Who: Susan Crawford, professor at the University of Michigan Law School
Marvin Ammori, Free Press senior advisor and professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Law
Tim Wu, chairman of the board at Free Press and professor at Columbia Law School (invited)
Josh Silver, executive director of Free Press
Last week, Ammori, Crawford, and Wu, sent a letter to FCC
Chairman Julius Genachowski outlining the legal argument to reclassify