Genachowski, Powell to Talk Broadband Friday


Current Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski and former commission topper Michael Powell are scheduled to talk broadband Friday at a Rainbow/PUSH symposium in Washington.

According to the group, Genachowski will keynote a morning session on broadband deployment and the National Broadband Plan. Among the panelists are Rudy Brioche, Comcast senior director of external affairs and public policy, and a former top aide to then-FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein.

Among the panel's topics will be the effect of the BitTorrent decision on network neutrality and implementing the plan. That is the federal court decision that the FCC did not justify its smack down of Comcast over blocking peer-to-peer file uploads.