ANNEX 2: VISIT TO THE UNITED STATES, 8-12
Discussion of wireless data transmission
and other broadband developments with John Lockton, Managing Director
and founding Chairman, Joel Blackman, Senior Director, Business
Development and Steve Carborne, Corporate Division.
Discussion of technological developments in the field of digital
television and broadband networks with Professor Donald Cox, Engineering
and Electrical Engineering, Professor Charles Petrie, Phd., Executive
Director, Networking Research Centre and Professor Bernd Girod,
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Discussion of the investment climate for technological developments
such as, inter alia, wireless data transmission, the Internet
infrastructure and home user applications with Rutberg & Co.,
Vision Capital and Philips Semiconductors.
Discussion and demonstration of interactive digital television
National Cable Television Association
Discussion of the future of digital television in the United
States across all platforms: cable, satellite and terrestrial
AOL Time Warner
Discussion of convergence of Internet and television services
and potential applications for broadband Internet services.
House of Representatives
Discussion of US regulation of Internet and television services
with staff of the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Discussion of the constitution and structure of the FCC and
its approach to regulation of the US communications sector with
Ms Marsha MacBride, Chief of Staff, Office of the Chairman, Mr
Donald Abelson, Chief of the International Division and Mr Jonathan
Levy, Deputy Chief Economist, Office of Plans and Policy.