The FCC announced today that the "Federal-State Joint Conference on Advanced Services will hold a meeting on broadband policy Thursday, November 6, 2008 at the Wireless Communications Association International's 14th Annual Symposium and Business Expo at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, California." I couldn't be more excited to have the FCC broadband policy meeting at our event; and I couldn't imagine a more appropriate place for a broadband meeting than Silicon Valley, the home of modern computing.
The Joint-Conference is part of the FCC's ongoing efforts to ensure that advanced services are deployed as rapidly as possible to all Americans, a goal that WCAI shares. As the only broadband platform that is capable of providing access everywhere, all the time, wireless broadband is playing a significant role in providing competition and delivering broadband to rural and underserved areas. WCAI's Symposium serves as a forum for promoting the growth of wireless broadband, and the Joint-Conference serves as a forum for an ongoing dialogue between the FCC, state regulators, and local and regional entities regarding the deployment of advanced telecommunications capabilities. I welcome the Joint-Conference to our event in San Jose, and I look forward to meeting all of the members.