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‘Access to Capital’ Conference Is Set for July

Broadband opportunities, government speakers to highlight MMTC event

Registration is open for the Seventh Annual Access to Capital and Telecommunications Policy Conference, July 20 and 21, in Washington at the Westin Grand Hotel. It is conducted by the Minority Media and Telecommunication Council.

The conference is aimed at media and broadband professionals, lawyers and financiers.

Topics to be examined “How to Create Business Synergies Between Broadband and Media,” “Broadband Policy and Minority Entrepreneurship,” “How to Finance Media and Telecom Enterprises, Even In a Weak Market” and sessions on how to get money from “broadband stimulus” programs. Special sessions include meeting time with FCC commissioners and a congressional breakfast.

There will also be a Telecommunications Luncheon and Awards Luncheon.

Speakers will include current and former FCC Commissioners Jonathan Adelstein, Robert McDowell and Deborah Taylor Tate; representatives of major telecoms such as AT&T, Comcast, Qwest and Verizon; representatives of industry groups and businesses and representatives of many law firms, and Susan Crawford, special assistant to the president.