Next week I will be guest hosting Alec Saunders’ Squawkbox.
Below is the agenda, but this is a reminder that it’s a conference call / interview. Open to a lot of people in a lot of ways. Your participation is welcome.
Agenda for the Week of 7 / 14 – 7/ 17.
Monday July 14th. Guests: Jim Kohlenberger and Brita Strandberg
Title “Deployed Globally, Regulated Locally”
Jim Kohlenberger, Executive Director of the VON Coalition and VON Coalition International, takes a look at the world and the regulatory obstacles facing VoIP in various countries.
And then sets the stage for a discussion with Brita Strandberg of Harris Wiltshire. Regarding Web 2.0, (or other terms for the migration such as Telco 2.0, Communication As A Service [CAAS], etc.)
These issues have implications for everyone in our space. Your users and you may not consider the services you render as telecom and you consider yourselves good Netizens, but the way the laws are being written you may have to “quack like a duck” after all.
Tuesday July 15th Guests Hank Hultquist of ATT and ???(Perhaps some one on the California issues as well? – Jim it may be you again)
Title “Following the Money”
After centuries of taxes and service fees based on the use of local switching by a phone company, the application of those rules to services on the Internet is burdensome. Can Intercarrier Compensation be placed into a model that is logical for all participants? While fighting for this vision on an international and national level, some municipalities are pushing us into even more complexity.
Wednesday July 16th Guests Todd Daubert and Ron Del Sesto
Title: “Net Neutrality”
On “the Hill”, some issues take on lives of their own. The term Net Neutrality has been claimed by almost every contingent in the market. Ron Del Sesto of Bingham McCutchen, will provide context and talk about the way that the subject is being perceived by Congress. Todd Daubert of Kelley Drye will add to discussion with the concerns that face vendors and carriers alike in this debate.
Thursday July 17th Guests Sam Shiffman, and a player to be determined.
Title: “Day in the life Regulatory Reality”
How does a carrier stay in compliance with regulation, when so many agencies claim jurisdiction? What resources are required and what issues are faced in coping with expanding services beyond a specific jurisdiction? Sam Shiffman and a fellow service provider will provide some insight as to the realities managing telecom regulation.