Cable Academic Workshop

Co-hosted by: University of Southern California

8:00 – 8:30 AM Breakfast

8:30 – 8:45 AM Welcome
Phil Weiser & Matthew Spitzer

8:45 – 9:45 AM Broadband Policy
Moderator: Ray Gifford

John B. Horrigan, Broadband Adoption and Use:
What have we learned?

Gabor Molnar, Quality Competition in the Broadband Service Provision Industry

9:45 – 11:00 AM Spectrum Policy
Moderator: Dale Hatfield

Shane Greenstein, The High Cost of a Cheap Lesson in Wireless Access
Thomas Hazlett and Michael Honig, Opportunity Costs and the Value of the Marginal Product Across Spectrum Allocations
William Lehr, PALs as Options to Exclude GAA

11:00-11:15 AM Break

11:15-12:30 Competition Policy
Moderator: Peter DiCola

Kristelia A. Garcia, Competition by Penalty Default
Daniel A. Lyons, Regulating Interconnection

Christopher S. Yoo, Modularity as a Basis for a Dynamic Theory of Internet Regulation

Discussant: Randal Picker

12:30 – 1:30 PM Lunch

1:30 – 2:30 PM Internet Competition Issues

Roslyn Layton, Comparative Study of Legal Instruments for Net Neutrality

David Reed, Current Trends and Controversies in Internet Peering and Transit: Implications for the Future Evolution of the Internet

Discussant: Marius Schwartz

2:30 – 2:45 PM Break

2:45 – 3:45 PM The Evolving Multichannel Video Programming Marketplace

Moderator: Matthew Spitzer

Gus Hurwitz, Losing la Video Local – or –
The Role of Local Video in the Modern Video Marketplace

Robin Lee and Ali Yurukoglu, The Welfare Effects of Vertical Integration in Multichannel Television Markets

Discussant: William Rogerson

3:45 – 4:00 PM Break

4:00 – 5:15 PM How Can Industry Better Engage With Academia?
Moderator: Phil Weiser

James Assey, NCTA
Stacey Dogan
Fernando Laguarda, Time Warner Cable
Lee Schroeder, Cablevision
Nicol Turner-Lee
Madura Wijewardena, Comcast

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

NCTA INTX The Internet & Television Expo

8:30 – 9:50 AM Guided Tour of Technology Highlights on Exhibit Floor

10:00 – 11:25 AM NCTA INTX The Internet & Television Expo General Session

Welcome & Introduction
Alfred Liggins, Chairman & CEO, TV One, President & CEO, Radio One

The Honorable Thomas Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission

Panel Discussion

Julia Boorstin, Media & Entertainment Reporter, CNBC

James Dolan, Chief Executive Officer, Cablevision Systems Corporation
Patrick Esser, President, Cox Communications
Michael Fries, President & CEO, Liberty Global
Thomas Rutledge, President & CEO, Charter Communications

Panel Discussion

Julia Boorstin, Media & Entertainment Reporter, CNBC

Matthew Blank, Chairman & CEO, Showtime Networks
John Landgraf, Chief Executive Officer, FX Networks & FX Productions
Josh Sapan, President & CEO, AMC Networks Inc.

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Closing Session and Lunch: Innovating Cable

Phil McKinney, President & CEO, CableLabs

1:30 – 5:30 PM Optional: Free Time to explore Exhibit Floor or attend
Wednesday’s Educational Sessions

6:00 – 7:30 PM Optional Event
NCTA Chairman’s Reception

Workshop Participants

  • Randall Berry, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Northwestern University
  • Peter DiCola, Associate Professor of Law; Searle Research Fellow, Northwestern Law
  • Stacey Dogan, Professor, Boston University School of Law
  • Amy Gajda, Associate Professor of Law, Tulane University Law School
  • Kristelia A. Garcia, Associate Professor, University of Colorado Law School
  • Ray Gifford, Senior Fellow, Silicon Flatirons Center, University of Colorado
  • Shane Greenstein, Professor, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
  • Dale Hatfield, Senior Fellow, Silicon Flatirons Center, University of Colorado
  • Thomas Hazlett, Hugh H. Macaulay Endowed Professor of Economics, Clemson University
  • Michael Honig, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Northwestern University
  • John B. Horrigan, Senior Researcher, Pew Research Center
  • Gus Hurwitz, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Nebraska College of Law
  • Roslyn Layton, Ph.D. Fellow, Center for Communication, Media and Information Technologies, Aalborg University
  • Robin Lee, Assistant Professor of Economics, Harvard University
  • William Lehr, Research Scientist/CSAIL, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Daniel Lyons, Associate Professor, Boston College Law School
  • Gabor Molnar, Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program, University of Colorado
  • Randal Picker, James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law, The University of Chicago Law School; Senior Fellow, The Computation Institute of the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory
  • Jeff Prince, Harold A. Poling Associate Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University
  • David Reed, Senior Fellow, Silicon Flatirons Center, University of Colorado
  • William Rogerson, Professor, Department of Economics, Northwestern University
  • Marius Schwartz, Professor of Economics, Georgetown University
  • Matthew Spitzer, Howard and Elizabeth Chapman Professor, Director, Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth, Northwestern Law
  • Nicol Turner-Lee, Vice President and Chief Research & Policy Officer, Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC)
  • Phil Weiser, Dean, University of Colorado Law School; Executive Director, Silicon Flatirons Center
  • Christopher S. Yoo, John H. Chestnut Professor of Law, Communication and Computer & Information Science and Founding Director of the Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition, University of Pennsylvania
  • Ali Yurukoglu, Assistant Professor, Stanford University Graduate School of Business

Industry Participants

  • James Assey, Executive Vice President, NCTA
  • Lara Cole, Director, External and State Affairs, NCTA
  • Fernando Laguarda, Vice President, External Affairs and Policy Counselor, Time Warner Cable
  • Lee Schroeder, Senior Vice President, Government and Public Affairs, Cablevision
  • Madura Wijewardena, Executive Director, Public Policy, Comcast

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