EXPERTS COME TOGETHER TO DISCUSS “PERSPECTIVES ON THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS”
WASHINGTON, DC November 16, 2010- Bringing together some of the foremost telecommunications experts, the Time Warner Cable Research Program on Digital Communications and the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation today hosted a discussion about the future of digital communications and policy. The event was taped and will be made available for viewing on the web.
“As telecommunications networks and technology are constantly evolving, we have to keep policymakers and policy stakeholders informed and engaged,” said Gail MacKinnon, Executive Vice President and Chief Government Relations Officer, Time Warner Cable, “We hope the research program increases understanding of the challenges and opportunities created by digital technologies in the decade ahead.”
Moderated by Fernando Laguarda, Director of the Time Warner Cable Research Program on Digital Communications and Rob Atkinson, President of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, the panel discussed a series of five essays recently published by the Time Warner Cable Research Program on Digital Communications. The essays will also be forthcoming in the Federal Communications Law Journal. Panelists included the five essay authors: Dale N. Hatfield, University of Colorado, John G. Palfrey, Jr., Harvard Law School, Nicol Turner-Lee, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, Scott J. Wallsten, Technology Policy Institute and Christopher S. Yoo, University of Pennsylvania Law School. Full text of the essays can be found at www.twcresearchprogram.com.
Launched earlier this year, the Research Program is designed to tap into the best minds in the academic and public policy communities and stimulate research into the challenges facing the telecommunications industry. The Research Program will award stipends to generate reports and provide new information, insights, and practical advice to policymakers and policy stakeholders.
About the Time Warner Cable Research Program on Digital Communications
The Time Warner Cable Research Program on Digital Communications is dedicated to increasing public understanding of the benefits and challenges facing the future of digital technologies in the home, office, classroom, and community. The Research Program focuses on increasing knowledge about the marketplace and the consumer, digital technologies, communications policy and innovation in digital communications.
About Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) is among the largest providers of video, high-speed data and voice services in the United States, connecting more than 14 million customers to entertainment, information and each other. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers data, video and voice services to businesses of all sizes, cell tower backhaul services to wireless carriers and, through its NaviSite subsidiary, managed and outsourced information technology solutions and cloud services. Time Warner Cable Media, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions. More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at www.timewarnercable.com, www.twcbc.com and www.twcmediasales.com.
About the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation:
The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) is a non-partisan research and educational institute – a think tank – whose mission is to formulate and promote public policies to advance technological innovation and productivity internationally, in Washington, and in the states. Recognizing the vital role of technology in ensuring prosperity, ITIF focuses on innovation, productivity, and digital economy issues.