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  • New Media Trends
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    New Media Trends

    After welcoming remarks, Kyle McSlarow talked about the state of the cable industry. William Kennard then moderated a panel titled titled “Agenda for the New Media Era.” Participants focused on issues…

    107 views
  • Reforming the Federal Communications Commission
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    Reforming the Federal Communications Commission

    Former FCC chairs Reed Hundt and William Kennard discussed the future of the commission under President-Elect Obama’s new administration. Moderator Gigi Kohn listed ideas generated in previous sessions…

    82 views
  • Impact of Internet Policy on Blacks
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    Impact of Internet Policy on Blacks

    Michael Powell talked about Internet and broadband policies that could led to new job creation, higher quality education, and improvd health care for African Americans. “Answering the Digital…

    129 views
  • 2008 Democratic Convention Day 1 Town Hall
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    2008 Democratic Convention, Day 1 Town Hall

    Telephone lines were open for reaction to the opening day of the Democratic National Convention at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. Highlights of the Convention were shown. Additional…

    487 views
  • Obama Telecommunications Policy
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    Obama Telecommunications Policy

    Former Federal Communications Commission Chairman William Kennard, the telecommunications adviser to the Obama presidential campaign, talked about Senator Barack Obama’s approach to issues dealing with…

    119 views
  • Campaign 2008 and Telecommunications Policy
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    Campaign 2008 and Telecommunications Policy

    Former members of the Federal Communications Commission talked about the positions of the three major 2008 Presidential campaigns on telecommunications policy. Former Commissioner Abernathy…

    51 views
  • Broadband Digital Media
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    Broadband Digital Media

    Kyle McSlarrow delivered the opening keynote address at “The Cable Show '08.” Former FCC Chairman William Kennard moderated a panel discussion on broadband media with executives in digital media, technology and…

    108 views
  • Telecommunications Industry
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    Telecommunications Industry

    Kyle McSlarrow delivered the keynote address, giving an overview of the telecommunications marketplace. Then a discussion on the customer alternatives afforded by competition in the cable industry was moderated by…

    46 views
  • Cable Industry Business Trends
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    Cable Industry Business Trends

    The general session was titled, “Add Cable and Stir: A Recipe for Business Success.” Industry CEOs, moderated by former FCC Chairman Kennard, discussed successful cable business models and…

    140 views
  • AOLTime Warner Merger
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    AOL-Time Warner Merger

    Mr. Kennard spoke to reporters about the final approval of a merger between America Online and Time Warner. Following his remarks he answered questions from reporters.

    48 views
  • Federal Communications Commission Oversight
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    Federal Communications Commission Oversight

    Committee members heard testimony on management practices at the Federal Communications Commission and other topics such as staffing, deregulation and competition.

    63 views
  • Congressional Black Caucus Awards Dinner
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    Congressional Black Caucus Awards Dinner

    Following the presentation of the millennium award to Nelson Mandela, Vice President Gore and President Clinton spoke to the Congressional Black Caucus about ways to empower minorities.…

    316 views
  • Foreign Ownership of American Telecommunication Companies
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    Foreign Ownership of American Telecommunication Companies

    Witnesses testified about possible legislation to implement the Basic Telecommunications Agreement of the World Trade Organization, which would open markets to foreign companies. Among the…

    131 views
  • America OnLine  Time Warner Merger
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    America OnLine - Time Warner Merger

    Commissioners heard testimony on the proposed merger between Time-Warner and America OnLine. U.S. broad-band service issues were discussed such as the effect of the merger on promises of…

    96 views
  • Telecommunications Issues
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    Telecommunications Issues

    Mr. Kennard briefed reporters on current issues in telecommunications. He focused on the Internet and cable television. He also responded to media questions.

    19 views
  • The Internet and an Open Society
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    The Internet and an Open Society

    Mr. Kennard talked about the impacts of the 1996 Telecommunications Act on the communications industry. Among the topics he addressed were the increased competition in the industry and the…

    46 views
  • Africa Development Initiative
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    Africa Development Initiative

    Chairman Kennard talked about new initiatives to promote competition, liberalization, and privatization of the media in African countries. He focused on the growth of the telecommunications…

    84 views
  • Federal Communications Commission Agenda
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    Federal Communications Commission Agenda

    Mr. Kennard spoke to reporters about the state of the communications industry, the impact that the Internet had had, and future changes in the industry. After his remarks he answered…

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  • Bell Atlantic Long Distance Service
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    Bell Atlantic Long Distance Service

    Chairman Kennard announced that the Federal Communications Commission has granted Bell Atlantic permission to offer long distance telephone service to its customers. It is the first…

    22 views
  • Mergers and Consolidation in the Communications Industry
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    Mergers and Consolidation in the Communications Industry

    Witnesses testified about the state of the telecommunications industry and about the recent wave of mergers in the industry. Among the issues they addressed were to effects of the mergers…

    85 views
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