Time Warner Cable, Verizon execs to speak at FCC's Gigabit Community Broadband Workshop
Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) EVP of Corporate Strategy Kevin Leddy and Verizon (NYSE: VZ) Executive Director of Public Policy Development David Young will speak at the Gigabit Community Broadband Workshop that the FCC will hold in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, the commission said.
In January, FCC commissioner Julius Genachowski challenged high-speed Internet providers and local cities to launch broadband services offering speeds of 1 gigabit per second in at least one community in all 50 states by 2015. Wednesday's meeting, which will also include a presentation from Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) VP of Access Services Milo Medin, is focused on discussing ways to meet Genachowski's challenge.
Leddy and Young are scheduled to speak on a panel that will include Gigabit Squared President Mark Ansboury and KC Digital Drive Managing Director Aaron Deacon.
Google is the only U.S. service provider currently offering subscribers speeds of 1 gigabit per second, through its Google Fiber service in Kansas City.
In January, Time Warner Cable CEO Glenn Britt said the MSO will increase its broadband speeds, but that there aren't applications available yet that require speeds of 1 gigabit per second. "I am sure at some time in the future we'll have 1 Gig, maybe 2 Gigs," Britt told analysts on the MSO's fourth-quarter earnings call.
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