Challenges and Opportunities in the Communications Sector: Investment, Access and Competition     Print
Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Ed Richards, Chief Executive Officer at the United Kingsom’s Office of Communications (OFCOM) and Blair Levin, Executive Director, Omnibus Broadband Initiative at the Federal Communications Commission addressed issues related to the growing global push for universal broadband access, national investment in expanding communications infrastructure and the challenge of encouraging competition. As national governments look for ways to encourage recovery and sustain long term growth, expanding broadband coverage and promoting the communications market is increasingly crucial. Christopher Boam, Director of International Regulatory Affairs and Public Policy at Verizon Communications moderated the discussion and a lively question and answer period.