Massachusetts Gov. Patrick and FCC Chairman Genachowski Head List of Public Policy Leaders Featured at <em>The Cable Show 2012</em>

<p><strong>WASHINGTON, D.C.</strong> – Key public officials focused on policies affecting the future of telecommunications will speak at <em>The Cable Show 2012</em>, the U.S. cable industry’s premier national event, at the Boston Convention &amp; Exposition Center, May 21-23, 2012.</p><p>Keynotes will include:</p><ul><li>Deval Patrick, Governor of Massachusetts, will provide remarks at the opening General Session on Monday, May 21 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time.</li><li>Julius Genachowski, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will speak during the General Session on Tuesday, May 22 at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time.  </li></ul><p>The following events will comprise the “public policy track” of sessions during <em>The Cable Show 2012</em>:</p><p>Public Policy Luncheon – Tuesday, May 22 at 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time </p><ul type="disc"><li>Julie Brill, Federal Trade Commissioner</li><li>Robert McDowell, FCC Commissioner</li><li>Maureen Ohlhausen, Federal Trade Commissioner</li><li>Tom Power, Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Telecommunications, Office of Science &amp; Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President</li><li>Larry Strickling, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and Administrator, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), U.S. Department of Commerce</li></ul><p>(Attendance at this luncheon is by invitation only, but open to credentialed media.)</p><p><em>Global Perspective: A Conversation with Ambassador Phil Verveer</em> – Monday, May 21 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time</p><p>Congressional Staff Panels – Monday, May 21 at 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time </p><ul type="disc"><li><em>View from the Hill: Commerce Committee Staffers on Communications Policy</em> – featuring professional staff from the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives Commerce Committees. (2:00 p.m.) </li><li><em>View from the Hill:  Judiciary Committee Staffers on Communications Policy</em> – featuring professional staff of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives Judiciary Committees.  (3:30 p.m.)</li></ul><p>FCC Staff Panels – Tuesday, May 22 at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time </p><ul type="disc"><li><em>Legally Speaking: FCC Advisors on Law, Policy, Telecom and the Future</em> (11:00 a.m.)</li><li><em>From the Top: Representatives of FCC Bureaus on Cable, Communications and Consumers</em> (2:00 p.m.)</li></ul><p>Public Utilities Commissioners: <em>Presto, Change-O: The PUC on the New Communications Environment</em> – Tuesday, May 22 at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time.   </p><ul type="disc"><li>Charles Davidson, Director, Advanced Communications Law &amp; Policy Institute, New York Law School</li><li>Travis Kavulla, Chairman, Montana Public Service Commission</li><li>Brian O’Hara, Legislative Director, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners</li><li>Geoffrey Why, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Cable</li></ul><p>            <br />All sessions are open to registered media.  Free media registration and additional, up-to-the-minute information for <em>The Cable Show 2012 </em>is available at <a href="http://www.thecableshow.com/">www.thecableshow.com</a>, or from NCTA's Department of Industry Affairs (202-222-2430).  Prime exhibition space and sponsorship opportunities are still available by contacting NCTA Convention Headquarters at (202) 463-7905 or e-mail <a href="mailto:exhibitinfo@ncta.com">exhibitinfo@ncta.com</a>.</p><p align="center"># # #</p>

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Key public officials focused on policies affecting the future of telecommunications will speak at The Cable Show 2012, the U.S. cable industry’s premier national event