Mark Cuban, Carnegie Mellon Profs to Speak at FCC Hearing in Pittsburgh

All five commissioners are also expected at the hearing at Carnegie Mellon University.
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HDNet Chairman and co-founder Mark Cuban will be among several technology experts at an FCC hearing on “Broadband and the Digital Future” in Pittsburgh Monday (July 21).

All five commissioners are also expected at the hearing at Carnegie Mellon University.

The hearing, starting at 4 p.m., will include two panels.

The first, “The Future of Digital Media,” will also feature Job Peha, professor in the CMU Department of Engineering and Public Policy and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Mark Cavicchia, CEO, founder and director of WhereverTV; Matthew Polka, president and CEO of the American Cable Association, representing small cable operators; Jake Witherell of Sim Ops Studios, a game and simulation developer; John Heffner of Conviva, which offers live interactive video platforms; and someone from YouTube.

The second panel discussion, “The Broadband of Tomorrow,” will include David Farber, professor of Computer Science and Public Policy and CMU; Rahul Tongia, senior systems scientist at CMU; Robert W. Quinn Jr., senior vice president for federal regulatory issues at AT&T; Rey Ramsey, chairman and CEO of One Economy Corp., a nonprofit aiming to bring technology to low-income people; Rendall Harper, board member of Wireless Neighborhoods; Scott Wallsten, vice president for research and senior fellow at the Technology Policy Institute; and Marge Krueger, administrative director of the Communications Workers of America District 13.

The public is welcome on a first-come, first-served basis, and there will be a public comment period from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The hearing will be Webcast at www.fcc.gov/realaudio/#jul21. People needing special accommodations can e-mail fcc504@fcc.gov or call the FCC Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (Voice) or 202-418-0432 (TTY).