WASHINGTON, D.C. – 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, at the Boston Convention & Exposition Center, May 21-23, 2012.

Keynotes will include:

  • Deval Patrick, Governor of Massachusetts, will provide remarks at the opening General Session on Monday, May 21 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time.
  • 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. 

The following events will comprise the “public policy track” of sessions during The Cable Show 2012:

Public Policy Luncheon – Tuesday, May 22 at 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time

  • Julie Brill, Federal Trade Commissioner
  • Robert McDowell, FCC Commissioner
  • Maureen Ohlhausen, Federal Trade Commissioner
  • Tom Power, Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Telecommunications, Office of Science & Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President
  • Larry Strickling, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and Administrator, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), U.S. Department of Commerce

(Attendance at this luncheon is by invitation only, but open to credentialed media.)

Global Perspective: A Conversation with Ambassador Phil Verveer – Monday, May 21 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Congressional Staff Panels – Monday, May 21 at 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time

  • View from the Hill: Commerce Committee Staffers on Communications Policy – featuring professional staff from the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives Commerce Committees. (2:00 p.m.)
  • View from the Hill:  Judiciary Committee Staffers on Communications Policy – featuring professional staff of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives Judiciary Committees.  (3:30 p.m.)

FCC Staff Panels – Tuesday, May 22 at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

  • Legally Speaking: FCC Advisors on Law, Policy, Telecom and the Future (11:00 a.m.)
  • From the Top: Representatives of FCC Bureaus on Cable, Communications and Consumers (2:00 p.m.)

Public Utilities Commissioners: Presto, Change-O: The PUC on the New Communications Environment – Tuesday, May 22 at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time.  

  • Charles Davidson, Director, Advanced Communications Law & Policy Institute, New York Law School
  • Travis Kavulla, Chairman, Montana Public Service Commission
  • Brian O’Hara, Legislative Director, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners
  • Geoffrey Why, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Cable

All sessions are open to registered media.  Free media registration and additional, up-to-the-minute information for The Cable Show 2012 is available at www.thecableshow.com, 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 [email protected].

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