2018 Communications Forum Speakers
Below is a list of the representatives from government and the communications industry who have been featured speakers at The Media Institute’s Communications Forum luncheons:
June 13, 2018, Luncheon Speaker
Jonathan Spalter, president and CEO of USTelecom, discusses the factors that will drive continued investment and innovation in the broadband sector at a Communications Forum luncheon at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, D.C., on June 13. He praised FCC Chairman Ajit Pai for the rollback of Title II net neutrality regulations.
May 17, 2018, Luncheon Speaker
David J. Redl, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information at the U.S. Department of Commerce and Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), addresses the challenge of protecting and expanding the free and open Internet at a Communications Forum luncheon at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, D.C., on May 17.
April 19, 2018, Luncheon Speaker
Robert L. Strayer, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cyber and International Communications and Information Policy at the U.S. State Department, discusses a range of topics including cyber security and the recent CLOUD Act at a Communications Forum luncheon at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, D.C., on April 19. (Photo credit: Will Johnson)
March 20, 2018, Luncheon Speaker
Former FCC chairman Michael Powell, president and CEO of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, discusses the future of cable and broadband in a wide-ranging conversation with former FCC chairman Dick Wiley (right) at a Communications Forum luncheon at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, D.C., on March 20.
February 15, 2018, Luncheon Speaker
Michael Poth, CEO of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), discusses its ambitious plan to build a nationwide, high-speed wireless broadband network dedicated to public safety. The $50-billion project will be constructed by AT&T and encompass 56 states and territories. Mr. Poth spoke at the inaugural luncheon of the 2018 Communications Forum Luncheon Series at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 15.