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The Gov 2.0 Summit

September 9th, 2009 by Eugene Huang - Government Operations Director

EugeneHuang1Tomorrow, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski and I will be speaking at the Gov 2.0 Summit on the topic of "Broadband as a Platform," during a session scheduled to start at 4 p.m.

The Gov 2.0 Summit is tackling some of the same questions we are examining in the Omnibus Broadband Initiative as we develop a National Broadband Plan at the FCC.  For example, our Government Operations Team held a workshop on Aug. 6 that evaluated how broadband can improve the performance of government in terms of transparency, effectiveness and efficiency, and examined how new media, including social networking tools, advance civic participation.

In the weeks to come, we welcome your continued thoughts and ideas on what Government 2.0 looks like, and look forward to continuing the conversation at the Gov 2.0 Summit on September 10th.

Additional information on the Gov 2.0 summit may be found here.

5 Responses to “The Gov 2.0 Summit”

  1. Guest says:

    On the subject of citizen participation: Recently, the FCC announced that it is seeking nominations and volunteers for its "Technical Advisory Committee" (TAC), which will meet several times a year in DC. However, it has also announced that it does not even intend to reimburse participants' travel expenses, much less pay them a stipend for their time. This will limit participation to those local to DC, representatives of corporations, and/or well funded lobbyists. The FCC should change this policy to ensure that the expense (which, given the cost of airfare and DC hotels, can easily amount to $1,000 or more per trip) does not preclude worthy individuals, or those without big money behind them, from participating.

  2. Antoinette says:

    Do something about radio talk show host intentially abusing the public's airwaves by spreading false statements about health reform. Pres. Obama is frustrated that these talkers and wants it stop.

  3. Nickolaus E. Leggett says:

    Set up panels of citizens to advise the Commission on important subjects. Do not limit the participation to just industry experts the way the Commission does now. The FCC needs more input from regular citizens who have different views and perspectives than industry experts have.

  4. Brett Glass says:

    On the subject of citizen participation: Recently, the FCC announced that it is seeking nominations and volunteers for its "Technical Advisory Committee" (TAC), which will meet several times a year in DC. However, it has also announced that it does not even intend to reimburse participants' travel expenses, much less pay them a stipend for their time. This will limit participation to those local to DC, representatives of corporations, and/or well funded lobbyists. The FCC should change this policy to ensure that the expense (which, given the cost of airfare and DC hotels, can easily amount to $1,000 or more per trip) does not preclude worthy individuals, or those without big money behind them, from participating.

  5. Rick Crandall, retired says:

    It is hoped the FCC will adopt the "free over-the-air" principle of the 20th century in the new era as a "free over-the-internet" platform for innovation in the development of future commuications.

    Rick Crandall 7520 Sunshine Skyway Lane South #112 St Petersburg Fla - 727-866-3228

    website: www.MusicTampaBay.com

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