FCC Chairman Genachowski to keynote CTIA IT

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski will be taking his net neutrality message on the road to San Diego in two weeks, where he will keynote the CTIA IT & Entertainment conference. Genachowski will be speaking Oct. 7, the same day that AT&T Mobility President and CEO Ralph de la Vega, Yahoo! Mobile Senior Vice President David Ko and Chris Baker, senior vice president of shared services and CIO of San Diego Gas and Power, will take the stage.

In an interview with FierceWireless, Rob Mesirow, COO of CTIA, said Genachowski is bringing an "army of people" from his staff to the show to learn about the wireless industry and see the impact of wireless on health care and smart technology. "The FCC recognizes that this is what these events are for," Mesirow said. "They want to reach out to the industry, and this is the place to do it."

Genachowski yesterday laid out his plans to implement net neutrality and open Internet regulations against telecom companies--both wireless and wireline. Although he provided few specific details as to how the stipulations would take into account the spectrum, capacity and bandwidth limitations inherent in the design of wireless networks, his comments have drawn strong reactions from the wireless industry.

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