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Phoenix Center's 2002 Annual U.S. Telecoms Symposium


2002 Symposium

On 20 November 2002, the Phoenix Center held its Annual U.S. Telecoms Symposium in Washington, D.C. to a “standing room only” crowd. The theme of this year’s Symposium was: How Do We Go From “One” to “Many”? What Do We Need to Do to Create a Vibrant Wholesale Market for “Last Mile” Local Access?

Not only were we privileged to have a stellar list of participants explore this important theme and to have Senator Byron L. Dorgan accept our 2002 Jerry B. Duvall Public Service Award, but also the National Association of State Regulatory Utility Commissioners used the Phoenix Center's Symposium to announce a major advocacy initiative.

(To see a complete list of all of the Symposium participants, please click here.)

To satisfy the many requests for the conference materials, we are pleased to post the following slide presentations:

Overview

Lawrence J. Spiwak, Phoenix Center President
(PowerPoint) (Acrobat)

Symposium Participants (listed in alphabetical order):

Jon Canis, Partner, Kelley Drye and Warren
(PowerPoint) (Acrobat)

Robert Blau, Vice President, Executive and Federal Regulatory Affairs, BellSouth
(PowerPoint) (Acrobat)

George Ford, Phoenix Center Adjunct Fellow; Chief Economist, Z-Tel Communications
(PowerPoint) (Acrobat)

Hon. Rebecca Klein, Chairman – Texas Public Utility Commission
(PowerPoint) (Acrobat)

Thomas M. Koutsky, Phoenix Center Adjunct Fellow; Vice President for Law and Policy, Z-Tel Communications
(PowerPoint) (Acrobat)

John Mayo, Dean, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University
(PowerPoint) (Acrobat)

J. Scott Marcus, Senior Advisor for Internet Technology, Federal Communications Commission
(PowerPoint) (Acrobat)

NARUC Announcement, presented by Hon. David Svanda, President of NARUC
(Acrobat)

Mike Pelcovits, Principal, MiCRA and former Chief Economist, MCIWorldCom
(PowerPoint) (Acrobat)

Hon. Elliot Smith, Member – Iowa Utilities Board
(PowerPoint) (Acrobat)

Because not everyone used slides at the Symposium, the Phoenix Center is presently working on publishing a formal academic book with essays and papers from each of the Speakers.

We would like to thank everyone who helped make this year's Symposium such a great success and we look forward to everyone attending the 2003 Symposium.

Symposium Photos:

Pictures from the Symposium: (Acrobat) (PowerPoint)

2002 Annual U.S. Telecoms Symposium Photo
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2002 Annual U.S. Telecoms Symposium Photo
2002 Annual U.S. Telecoms Symposium Photo
2002 Annual U.S. Telecoms Symposium Photo
2002 Annual U.S. Telecoms Symposium Photo
2002 Annual U.S. Telecoms Symposium Photo
2002 Annual U.S. Telecoms Symposium Photo
2002 Annual U.S. Telecoms Symposium Photo
2002 Annual U.S. Telecoms Symposium Photo
2002 Annual U.S. Telecoms Symposium Photo
2002 Annual U.S. Telecoms Symposium Photo
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