On November 29, 2007, the Antitrust Division hosted a public symposium to discuss competition in telecommunications services and video programming delivery, including the prospects for additional competition and whether regulatory changes or other government action would promote more competition. For more information, see the workshop information page.
Participation as a speaker in this symposium was by invitation of the Department of Justice only. This page lists the persons who participated as panel speakers in the symposium, with links to biographies.
Panel I: Entry into Multichannel Video Services
John Goodman, Executive Director, Broadband Service Providers Association
Jane Lawton, Administrator of the Office of Cable and Communications Services, Montgomery County, Maryland
Grier Raclin, General Counsel, Charter Communications, Inc.
Hal J. Singer, President, Criterion Economics
John Thorne, Deputy General Counsel and Senior Vice President, Verizon Communications Inc.
Panel II: Entry into Telecommunications Services
Jill Canfield, Senior Regulatory Counsel, National Telecommunications Cooperative Association
Sean C. Lindsay, Associate General Counsel, Qwest Communications International Inc.
Stephen T. Perkins, General Counsel, Cavalier Telephone LLC
Simon J. Wilkie, Executive Director, Center for Communication Law and Policy, USC Gould School of Law
Alexandra Wilson, Vice President of Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Cox Enterprises, Inc.
Panel III: Wireless Broadband Technologies as Alternatives to Reach the Consumer
Thomas W. Hazlett, Professor of Law and Economics, George Mason University School of Law
Hank Kafka, Vice President, Architecture, AT&T Inc.
R. Gerard Salemme, Executive Vice President of Strategy, Policy and External Affairs, Clearwire Corporation
Bin Shen, Vice President, Broadband Product Management and Partnership Development, Sprint Nextel Corporation
William F. Wallace, Chairman, Digital Bridge Communications Corp.
Panel IV: Other Alternative Broadband Technologies Including Satellite and Broadband over Power Line
David Brown, Vice President and General Counsel, WildBlue Communications Inc.
J. Brendan Herron, Jr., Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategy, CURRENT Group, LLC
Evan R. Grayer, Vice President Broadband, DirecTV Group, Inc.
Blair Levin, Managing Director, Stifel Nicolaus