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Larry will testify before the Senate Commerce Committee on May 3rd, 2017 at a hearing on removing obstacles to broadband deployment in the U.S.  The hearing is part of the Senate's consideration of a large-scale infrastructure bill, of which broadband initiatives, especially in rural and tribal areas, will be considered.

Video of the hearing and Larry's testimony are available here.

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Larry will give the keynote address at "Marketing in the Consumer Internet of Things," a conference being held on September 30th at George Washington University.  The event is sponsored by the Marketing Science Institute.  For information on attendance, consult the website for MSI.

We're thrilled to report that Entrepreneur magazine has named Larry's new book, "Big Bang Disruption," one of seven "must-read" titles for budding entrepreneurs.

Matthew Toren writes:

"Authors Downes and Nunes walk through strategies for keeping your business at the forefront so it doesn’t fall prey to innovative forces that could quickly derail it.

Think of how quickly companies such as Uber have disrupted taxi companies or smartphones have made GPS units virtually irrelevant. With plenty of examples and tips for how you can remain innovative, this book is a great one to keep handy to read now and again in the future as your business scales."


Larry was in China earlier this month for the publication of new Mandarin editions of both Big Bang Disruption and The Laws of Disruption.  The books have become instant best-sellers, with over 10,000 copies sold!  Larry and co-author Paul Nunes gave several talks and interviews, visiting Beijing, Qingdao, Shenzhen, and Hong Kong.

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Larry will be testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Feb. 25th, 2015, at a hearing on the future of the Internet. The Subcommittee on Technology and Communications is concerned about the impact on technology, innovation and investment of pending action by the Federal Communications Commission, which will transform Internet access into a public utility under a 1930's law.

The hearing will take place at the Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2322, at 10:30.  Live video is available from the Committee's website.


Larry will be in Washington, D.C. the week of Sept. 29, speaking at two policy events open to the public.

On Sept.30th, Larry joins FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, U.S. Ambassador Karen Kornbluh and others at an event co-sponsored by the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy and Democracy, A Journal of Ideas for a symposium on Regulating the Digital Economy.  Larry will be discussing his article in the Fall issue of the magazine, "Managing the Big Bang:  The Regulator's Dilemma."  The event will be moderated by E.J. Dionne, Jr., columnist for The Washington Post.

On October 1, Larry will be at the National Press Club speaking at an event sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business on "The Open Internet?  Classifying Communications Services."

Both events are free.  Registration is required.