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Expanding Broadband Access and Allocating Spectrum More Efficiently

With Google, Larry Page has gone a long way toward achieving the audacious goal he and co-founder Sergey Brin set for the company: "organize the world's information and make it universally accessible."

One of his current goals is equally ambitious: making the Internet itself accessible, anywhere and anytime, through pervasive and affordable wireless broadband networks. Page has helped lead Google's efforts over the past year to pry open both unused TV airwaves and closed cellular networks to promote wireless broadband competition and consumer choice.

In an interview-style discussion with New America's Michael Calabrese, Page described Google's strategy for expanding access to the Internet and allocating spectrum more efficiently -- and explained why opening the vacant TV channels for unlicensed access after next February's DTV transition is key to promoting broadband deployment and tech sector innovation.

This event was broadcast live on the web through UStream.tv. Online viewers were able to submit questions via both UStream's real-time chat and the Berkman Center for Internet and Society's Question Tool -- that latter list of submitted questions is available here.

A brief compilation of video highlights is can be viewed at right, while the full event video is available below.

Location

Ronald Reagan Building, Atrium Ballroom
1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC
See map: Google Maps

Participants

Featured Speaker
  • Larry Page
    Google Co-Founder & President, Products
In Conversation with
  • Michael Calabrese
    Director, Wireless Future Program
    New America Foundation

Full Event Video:


Event Time and Location

Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 10:00am - 11:30am

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