TechNet Hosts FCC Commissioners in Silicon Valley

Jul 27, 2012, 11:31 ET from TechNet

Discussion Focuses on Technology Ecosystem and Growing U.S. Economy

PALO ALTO, Calif., July 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- TechNet, the bipartisan policy and political network of technology CEOs that promotes the growth of the innovation economy, this week hosted Federal Communications Commissioners Ajit Pai and Jessica Rosenworcel at roundtables in Silicon Valley with business leaders from TechNet to talk about communications and innovation policy issues related to growing the U.S. economy.

"We were thrilled to host FCC Commissioners Pai and Rosenworcel to Silicon Valley," said Rey Ramsey, President and CEO of TechNet.  "These two commissioners simply get it when it comes to the innovation economy and realize that it takes government and industry working in partnership.  We discussed key issues that impact America's economy and the technology ecosystem with a gathering as diverse as our industry.  We look forward to working with Commissioners Pai on Rosenworcel to ensure that the United States remains the global epicenter of innovation and discovery."

"The two roundtables produced creative ideas for removing barriers to technological innovation and infrastructure investment," said Commissioner Ajit Pai.  "I look forward to applying them to the challenging issues we face."

"The digital economy is growing fast and there are lessons to learn from its energy," said Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel. "My discussions with TechNet leaders in the Bay Area have provided me with new ideas about technology innovation and investment. I look forward to bringing them back to Washington and applying them to the spectrum and broadband challenges ahead."

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