In this special edition of Broadband US TV we examine two historic decisions from the FCC: The decision to classify broadband access as a Title II service, and the preemption of state laws in North Carolina and Tennessee that placed limits on municipal broadband networks.  We’ll dive into these issues with two panels of prominent players and experts on both sides of these white hot issues.  Hear details about the rulings, predictions on implementation and court challenges, and what these rulings are likely to portend for broadband in America over the next year and beyond.  On the muni broadband panel, our own Jim Baller, lead counsel to Chattanooga and Wilson before the FCC, will go from host to panelist and mix it up with our other guests.  We’ll be sure not to cut him any slack.

Your Hosts:

Jim Baller
The Baller Herbst Law Group
Marty Stern
Partner, K&L Gates

Title II and Broadband  -- Pipedream or New Reality                                         

Craig Aaron, President, Free Press
Chris Lewis, VP, Government Affairs, Public Knowledge
Sarah Morris, Senior Policy Counsel, New America Foundation, Open Technology Initiative
Hank Hultquist, VP, Federal Regulatory, AT&T
Barbara Esbin, Outside Counsel, American Cable Association
Jonathan Banks, Senior VP, Law and Policy, US Telecom Association

Muni Broadband -- Striking Down State Limits
Jim Baller, Senior Principal, Baller Herbst Stokes & Lide
Joanne Hovis, CEO, Coalition for Local Internet Choice
Christopher Mitchel, Director, Community Broadband Program
Scott Cleland, President, Precursor LLC
Jeff Lanning, VP, Federal Regulatory Affairs, CenturyLink
Lawrence Spiwak, President, Phoenix Center