Public Symposium: Voice, Video and Broadband: The Changing Competitive Landscape and Its Impact on Consumers
On November 29, 2007, the Department of Justice Antitrust Division (``Antitrust Division'') will host a public symposium on ``Voice, Video and Broadband: The Changing Competitive Landscape and Its Impact on Consumers.'' The symposium will address issues related to competition in the provision of voice, video and broadband Internet access, focusing on consumer services and the impact of convergence between traditionally distinct lines of activity such as video delivery, landline telephony, and wireless services. The event is open to the public. There is no fee for attendance. Preregistration is not necessary to attend but is strongly encouraged to facilitate space and other planning for the event. Preregistration is requested by November 16, 2007. To preregister, send your name, affiliation and e-mail address to 2007TelecomSymposium@usdoj.gov and refer to ``Preregistration'' in the subject line of the message. Additional information about the symposium will be posted on the DOJ Web site at http://www.usdoj.gov/atr/public/workshops/telecom2007/ index.htm (``symposium Web site''). Date: Thursday, November 29, 2007. Time: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Place: Ronald Reagan Building, Horizon Room, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. All attendees will be required to show a valid form of photo identification, such as a driver's license, to be admitted. Submission of Relevant Information: Any person may make a written submission in paper or electronic form on the topics to be discussed as described below under Supplementary Information. Studies, surveys, research and empirical data are especially useful. Any submissions must be received on or before November 13, 2007. Such material will be made available for review by panelists, may be made available at the Antitrust Division's discretion to the public on the Internet or through other means, and may be used in any summary of the symposium. Participation as a speaker at the symposium is by invitation of the Department of Justice only. Paper submissions should clearly refer to ``Voice, Video and Broadband: The Changing Competitive Landscape and Its Impact on Consumers'' in the text and on the envelope. An original and two complete copies should be mailed or delivered to: United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, City Center Building Suite 8000, Attention: Ashley Becker, 1401 H Street, NW., Washington, DC 20530. Electronic submissions should be sent to 2007TelecomSymposium@usdoj.gov with a reference to ``Submission'' in the subject line of the message. Electronic submissions by e-mail should not exceed 10 MB with attachments. Alternatively, submissions may be made on media such as CDs and sent to the address listed above for paper submissions. Use of a courier service is recommended to avoid possible damage to electronic media in screening. If you make an electronic submission using PDF format, please include a comparable text version in a separate file (such as Word or WordPerfect). All submissions received by the Division will be made part of the public record. Submissions and the identity of the submitter may be disclosed, reproduced and distributed by publication and/or posting on the Antitrust Division Web site at http://www.usdoj.gov/atr/public/ workshops/telecom2007/index.htm. Information submitted in connection with this symposium will not be maintained as confidential by the Department of Justice.