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Internet Everywhere: The Role & Policy Implications of Public Wi-Fi in NYC

Internet Everywhere: The Role & Policy Implications of Public Wi-Fi in NYC at eBay NYC on April 11 2013.

On January 8, 2013, Google announced its plans to develop a public Wi-Fi space—the city's largest—in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. The announcement comes on the heels of the Mayor's efforts to roll out public Wi-Fi in a number of city parks, and alongside federal efforts to free up unlicensed spectrum and promote municipal broadband projects throughout the country. The proliferation and popularity of public Wi-Fi networks implicate a number of important public policy issues, including universal broadband access, federal spectrum policy, data security, privacy, and civil liberties. A distinguished panel of experts will address these and other issues in an interactive discussion at eBay NYC on April 11, 2013.

Keynote: Gale A. Brewer, Member, New York City Council

Moderator: Nilay Patel, Managing Editor, The Verge

Deirdre Flynn, Executive Director of Telecommunications Policy and Strategy, NYC DoITT
Joe Plotkin, Board Member, NYCwireless
Bruce Regal, Senior Counsel, New York City Law Department
Mike Roudi, SVP Corporate Development, Time Warner Cable Inc.
Michael Santorelli, Director, Advanced Communications Law & Policy Institute, New York Law School
Christopher Soghoian, Principal Technologist & Senior Policy Analyst, ACLU
Ashkan Soltani, Independent Privacy Researcher
Jody Westby, CEO, Global Cyber Risk

Jameson Dempsey - FCBA NY Chapter
Warren Allen - NY Legal Hackers

Co-sponsored by the Federal Communications Bar Association (NY Chapter), New York Law School, eBay NYC, the New York Legal Hackers Meetup, the Cardozo Cyberlaw Society, the Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy Clinic and Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

Video by Internet Society New York Chapter (ISOC-NY)

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