Date/Time: Tuesday, April 13, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. ET

Join us for a virtual event co-hosted by FCBA’s 11 nationwide chapters.  The Chapters will sponsor the program on Tuesday, April 13 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. ET entitled “The Converging Communications and Technology Sectors: An FCBA All-Chapter Event.”  This program will be held virtually via the Zoom platform.



The proliferation of communications channels and integration with other technologies like telehealth and remote learning gained unexpected prominence in 2020 and the trajectory is only increasing in 2021. How will federal and state policymakers address broadband regulation, and availability and affordability gaps to ensure expanded access to the connectivity we depend on now more than ever. 

 4:00 – 4:20 p.m.         Welcome: Natalie Roisman, President, FCBA; Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP

Fireside Chat: FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr, (with Thaila Sundaresan, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine)

 4:20 – 4:40 p.m.        Industry Survey Chat: Roger Entner, Founder, Recon Analytics, Inc. (with David Rice, Partner, Miller Nash Graham and Dunn)

4:40 – 5:20 p.m.           Panel 1: The Role of Policymakers in a Converging Communications Marketplace
What issues does this raise for regulators? FCC and state/NARUC reps. Industry moderator. What is the ongoing role for state policymakers as these markets converge (including any cases addressing jurisdiction)?

Zeb Zankel, Partner, Jenner & Block

Brandon Presley, Commissioner, Mississippi Public Service Commission; Member, FCC Federal State Joint USF Board
Professor Catherine J.K. Sandoval, Santa Clara University School of Law; former Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission
Curt Stamp, Vice President, Govt. Affairs and Arkansas Market Vice President, Cox Communications

5:20 – 6:00 p.m.         Panel 2: Ensuring Broadband for All
How will broadband be made more available? WISPs, SpaceX, 5G and other innovative offerings. What are the legal and regulatory barriers and how can they be overcome? Are subsidies needed and where should the come from? How can infrastructure be made more available?

Greg Kennan, Of Counsel, Fagelbaum & Heller LLP

Karen Charles Peterson, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Cable; Member, FCC Federal State Joint USF Board
Michele Thomas, Vice President, Government Affairs, T-Mobile
Melissa Slawson, General Counsel and Vice President-Government Affairs and Education, GeoLinks

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

Organizations registering 10 or more people: $35 per person – please contact Kerry Loughney ( for additional information.

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