Public Knowledge Hosts IP Transition Panel on Capitol Hill
Public Knowledge Hosts IP Transition Panel on Capitol Hill
Public Knowledge Hosts IP Transition Panel on Capitol Hill

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    Public Knowledge will hold a panel on “The Next Steps in Promoting the Values of the IP Transition.” The communications network of the last 100 years is changing.  Large telephone companies are upgrading the technology that delivers phone service. This transition presents opportunities for better services, but it must be handled responsibly.  Please join us for a values conversation, where experts representing different sides of the policy debate will discuss the the current state of the phone network and how this transition will impact Americans.

    March 11, 2014 10:30 AM – March 11, 2014 11:45 AM

    Cannon House Office Building
    Room 121
    Washington DC, 20515 

    Chris J. Lewis, Vice President of Government Affairs, Public Knowledge
    Chris Baker, Strategic Policy Advisor, AARP
    Cheryl Leanza, President, A Learned Hand & Policy Advisor for the United Church of Christ
    Berin Szoka, President, TechFreedom
    Olivia Wein, Staff Attorney, National Consumers Law Center

    The following can be attributed to Clarissa Ramon, Government Affairs Associate at Public Knowledge: 

    “The IP Transition has gained a lot of attention since Tom Wheeler took his seat as the Chair of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). As we move forward with trials, it's important to work out the kinks of transitioning our entire communication system and we need to remember the values that we must retain. Values like service to all Americans and interconnection are things we take for granted within our current infrastructure. This panel will talk about the ways we can move into a new era of more efficient communications, while protecting consumers.”

    Members of the media may contact Communications Director Shiva Stella with inquiries, interview requests, or to join the Public Knowledge press list at or 405-249-9435.