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Celebration and Wine Reception: Open Technology Initiative Launch

Please join us on Wednesday, June 10 to officially launch the Open Technology Initiative (OTI) and to learn more about its current projects, including M-Lab, an open platform for researchers to deploy Internet measurement tools; Building the 21st Century Broadband Superhighway, an initiative to deploy middle-mile fiber infrastructure across the country; and other ways OTI promotes affordable, universal, and ubiquitous communications networks through partnerships with communities, researchers, industry, and public interest groups.

The Open Technology Initiative formulates policy and regulatory reforms to support open architectures and open source innovations and facilitates the development and implementation of open technologies and communications networks.

OTI is committed to maximizing the potentials of innovative open technologies by studying their social and economic impacts - particularly for poor, rural, and other underserved constituencies. As an independent non-profit initiative, OTI provides in-depth, objective research, analysis, and findings for policy decision-makers and the general public.

Location

New America Foundation
1899 L Street NW, 4th Floor
Washington, DC, 20036
See map: Google Maps

Participants

Opening Remarks
Steve Coll
President & CEO
New America Foundation
Staff Writer, The New Yorker

Featured Speakers
Rick Whitt
Washington Telecom and Media Counsel
Google

Christopher Libertelli
Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs
Skype

Ben Scott
Policy Director
Free Press

Helen Brunner
Director
Media and Democracy Fund

Gigi Sohn
President
Public Knowledge

Sascha Meinrath
Director, Open Technology Initiative
New America Foundation


More speakers to be announced soon.

Event Time and Location

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

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