Genachowski To Address MMTC Capital Conference


FCC chairman Julius Genachowski has just been confirmed as a speaker at the Minority Media & Telecom Council's Access To Capital and Telecom Policy Conference next week in Washington.

All five commissioners will appear at the July 19-20 confab, with Mignon Clyburn via video.

Among the other confirmed speakers are National Cable & Telecommunications Association president Kyle McSlarrow, National Association of Broadcasters president Gordon Smith, former top FCC broadband advisor Blair Levin, Rural Utilities Service administrator and former FCC commissioner Robert Adelstein, and Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.).

In addition to sessions on the future of broadband, raising capital and how to get a share of procurement dollars, including from the broadband stimulus funds, the conference will include a forum bringing together entrepreneurs with bankers, brokers and others with money to invest.

MMTC has been critical of FCC diversity efforts, or more specifically the lack of them, including asking it to suspend its EEO rules while it figures out how to do it right.