Thursday, March 31, 2011

FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell in Nashville next week

Federal Communications Commissioner Robert M. McDowell will speak at Lipscomb University’s Shamblin Theatre next week during a one-on-one discussion with former FCC Commissioner Deborah Taylor Tate.

The discussion is expected to cover latest political developments in digital technology, the legal issues surrounding cybersecurity, online safety for children, net neutrality and broadband expansion.
“While we must allow and encourage the unleashing of exciting new ways to communicate here and around the world, we must also educate and empower our citizens – but especially our children – to be safe, responsible online citizens,” McDowell said.

The event at 7 p.m. March 31 is free and open to the public. It will be the first in a four-part series, Leadership and Civility in the Digital Age.

“Is it fitting for this series to kick off with a community forum to hear first-hand about the issues being hotly debated in Washington – connecting policy and policymakers to the real world,” said Tate, who served on the FCC from 2006 to 2009 and is a Lipscomb executive-in-residence. “The FCC plays a role in almost every aspect of our daily lives from mobile devices to emergency preparedness to our leadership in the global communications sector.”

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