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Public Policy Leaders Will Be Featured at The Cable Show 2010
Apr 23, 2010 (05:04 PM EDT)

FCC Chairman and Commissioner, FTC Chairman, Administration and Other Key Public Officials to Discuss Broadband and Technology Issues that Impact American Consumers

WASHINGTON, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Key public officials focused on policies affecting the future of telecommunications will participate in The Cable Show 2010, the 59th Annual Convention and International Exposition of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA).  

The Cable Show takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Center and the adjacent Nokia Theater on May 11-13, 2010.

The Cable Show's public policy sessions will be headlined by Julius Genachowski, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and Jon Leibowitz, Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).  Chairman Leibowitz will present keynote remarks at the Plenary Session on Advertising, 11:00 am PDT on Wednesday, May 12 in Room 408A in the Convention Center.  Chairman Genachowski will appear at a General Session at 9:00 a.m. PDT on Thursday, May 13 at the Nokia Theater.  

Other public policy events planned for The Cable Show are outlined below.  All times are Pacific Daylight.

Public Policy Roundtable

Wednesday, May 12, 12:15 p.m. - Room 153, Concourse Hall


  • Jonathan Adelstein, Administrator, USDA Rural Utilities Service
  • Robert McDowell, Commissioner, FCC

(This session is by invitation only, but registered media may attend.)

NCTA Cable Academy Breakfast

Wednesday, May 12, 8:00 a.m. – Room 503


  • Scott Deutchman, Deputy CTO, Telecommunications, Technology Division, Office of Science & Technology Policy, The White House
  • Tom Power, Chief of Staff, National Telecommunications & Information Administration

(This session is by invitation only, but registered media may attend.)

Playing it Safe: Policy Approaches for Protecting Kids Online

Tuesday, May 11, 4:30 pm5:30 pm - Room 409


  • Douglas Gansler, Attorney General, State of Maryland
  • Christine D. Kurth, Policy Director & Wireline Counsel, Office of Commissioner McDowell, FCC
  • Rob McKenna, Attorney General, State of Washington
  • Anne Zehren, President & COO, Common Sense Media

Moderator: Stephen Balkam, CEO, Family Online Safety Institute

Legal Appeal: FCC Advisors on Regulatory Issues of Impact

Wednesday, May 12, 11:00 am12:00 pm - Room 409


  • Brad Gillen, Legal Advisor, Media, Office of Commissioner Baker, FCC
  • Rosemary Harold, Legal Advisor, Media, Office of Commissioner McDowell, FCC
  • Rick Kaplan, Acting Chief of Staff, Media & Consumer Issues Office of Commissioner Clyburn, FCC
  • Jennifer Schneider, Legal Advisor, Broadband, Universal Service & Wireline Office of Commissioner Copps, FCC
  • Sherrese Smith, Legal Advisor, Media, Consumer & Enforcement Issues Office of Chairman Genachowski, FCC

Moderator: Rick Chessen, SVP, Law & Regulatory Policy, NCTA

FCC Agenda: Perspectives from the Inside

Wednesday, May 12, 2:00 pm3:00 pm - Room 409


  • Sharon Gillett, Chief, Wireline Competition Bureau, FCC
  • Joel Gurin, Chief, Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau, FCC
  • William Lake, Chief, Media Bureau, FCC
  • Austin Schlick, General Counsel, Office of General Counsel, FCC
  • Paul de Sa, Chief, Office of Strategic Planning & Policy Analysis, FCC

Moderator: Catherine Bohigian, VP, Federal Affairs, Cablevision Systems Corporation

E Pluribus Broadband: State Policymakers on 21st Century Communications

Wednesday, May 12, 3:30 pm4:30 pm - Room 409


  • Ray Baum, Chairman, Public Utility Commission of Oregon
  • Steve Kolbeck, Vice Chairman, South Dakota Public Service Commission
  • Isiogu Orjiakor, Chairman, Michigan Public Service Commission
  • Anthony Palermino, Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Public Utility Control

Moderator: Richard Cimerman, VP, State Government Affairs, NCTA

From the Halls of Sacramento to the Shores of the Potomac: Broadband Policy on the Front Lines

Thursday, May 13, 3:30 pm-4:30 pm - Room 409


  • Neal Goldberg, VP & General Counsel, NCTA
  • Carolyn McIntyre, President, California Cable & Telecommunications Association
  • Lisa Schoenthaler, VP, Association Affairs, NCTA
  • Dianne Smith, VP & Legislative Counsel for Public Policy, NCTA

Moderator: Jadz Janucik, SVP, Association Affairs, NCTA

For further information on The Cable Show 2010, and to register for periodic updates, visit For more information about exhibit space at The Cable Show 2010, contact NCTA Convention Headquarters at (202) 463-7905 or e-mail

NCTA is the principal trade association for the U.S. cable industry, representing cable operators serving more than 90 percent of the nation's cable television households and more than 200 cable program networks. The cable industry is the nation's largest broadband provider of high-speed Internet access, serving more than 40 million customers, after investing more than $145 billion to build two-way digital networks with fiber optic technology. Cable companies also provide state-of-the-art digital telephone service to more than 20 million American consumers.

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