Date/Time: Tuesday, February 2, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET

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The FCBA will hold a program presented by the Wireline Committee on Tuesday, February 2 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET on “The 25th Anniversary of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.”  This program will be held virtually via the Zoom platform.

The Telecommunications Act of 1996 became law in February 1996.  As we approach the 25th anniversary of the Act, our speakers will reflect on this landmark legislation, what it has meant for the communications industry, and the lessons from the last 25 years that can inform the next.

The FCBA is honored that Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA), who was a lead co-author of the ’96 Act and continues to play a leading role in U.S. telecommunications and technology policy, will deliver the keynote address at this anniversary event.

Keynote: Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA)

Michael O’Rielly, Visiting Fellow with the Hudson Institute’s Center for the Economics of the Internet, and former FCC Commissioner

John Nakahata, Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP

Ruth Milkman, Quadra Partners LLC

Randolph May, Free State Foundation

ModeratorCelia Lewis, FCBA Member

Cost: $50.00 for Private Sector Members; $25.00 for Government/Academic/Transitional Members; No charge for Law Student Members; $65.00 for Non-Members