To spur broadband deployment, adoption, and use, the Federal Communications Commission has recently issued controversial new pole attachment rules, and it is exploring ways to accelerate and lower the cost of access to public rights of way and facilities. Sharon Gillett, Chief of the FCC's Wireline Competition Bureau will join co-hosts Jim Baller and Marty Stern to discuss these issues. The program will also include a panel of experts who will face off in lively, spirited debate on the new pole attachment rules and on various right-of-way issues.


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


Sharon Gillett:
Chief, Wireline Competition Bureau, Federal Communications Commission


John E. (Jeb) Benedict:
Assistant Vice President, Federal Regulatory Affairs, CenturyLink

Joanne Hovis:
President-Elect, NATOA,
and CEO, Columbia
Telecommunications Corp.
Brett Kilbourne:
Director, Utility Regulatory Services and Deputy Counsel, UTC

Tracey Steiner:
Deputy Chief Member Counsel, NRECA

Charles Stockdale:
General Counsel, FiberTech
Scott Thompson:
Partner, Davis Wright
Tremaine LLP