Hudson Institute to Host Discussion on the Future of Communications Policy with FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell

Oct 03, 2011, 16:48 ET from Hudson Institute

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell has often noted that decreasing the burdens of onerous or unnecessary regulations increases investment, spurs innovation, accelerates competition, lowers prices, creates jobs and serves consumers. He has also expressed his view that the FCC should approach its statutory mission through a deregulatory lens, as Congress intended.

Hudson Institute's Center for Economics of the Internet is pleased to host a discussion between current FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell and former FCC Commissioner Harold Furchtgott-Roth, now the Director of the Center.

Commissioner McDowell was first appointed to a seat on the FCC by President George W. Bush and unanimously confirmed by the Senate in 2006. When he was reappointed to the Commission on 2009, McDowell became the first Republican to be appointed to an independent agency by President Barack Obama.

What: Hudson Institute event: Communications Policy and Looking to the Future: A Fireside Chat with FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell

When: October 6, 2011, Noon – 1:30 p.m. (Complimentary lunch will be served)

Who: FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell
Hudson Institute Senior Fellow Harold Furchtgott-Roth

Where: Hudson Institute (
Betsy and Walter Stern Conference Center
1015 15th Street, NW,
Sixth Floor
Washington, DC 20005

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