June 9, 2010-TechNet and Churchill Club Host FCC Commissioner Michael Copps in Silicon Valley
Palo Alto, CA – TechNet, the bipartisan political network of CEOs that promotes the growth of the innovation economy, and the Churchill Club welcome Federal Communications Commissioner Michael Copps to Silicon Valley for a discussion about the implementation of the National Broadband Plan and its implications for the nation. The event, held at Stanford University, also sponsored by the Open Internet Coalition, the Center for Democracy and Technology and the Center for Internet and Society of Stanford Law School.
“FCC Commissioner Michael Copps is one of America’s most passionate advocates when it comes to communications and Internet policy,” said Rey Ramsey, President and CEO of TechNet. “We are honored to host him in Silicon Valley for this important discussion about federal communications policy, broadband and the future of innovation. We look forward to continue working with Commissioner Copps and the FCC on the important task of connecting more of our citizens to the incredible power of the Internet.”
Commissioner Michael Copps has served as a commissioner of the FCC since May 31, 2001. Mr. Copps was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and was a professor of history at Loyola University New Orleans, from 1967 to 1970. He obtained his B.A. from Wofford College in 1963 and his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1968. He served as chief of staff to Senator Ernest Hollings for nearly 12 years before his appointment to the United States Commerce Department as assistant secretary.
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