Larry will be moderating a panel discussion on Internet interconnection and the appropriate role for the Federal Communications Commission in regulating agreements between private networks.

The event, sponsored by the Progressive Policy Institute, is titled "Should the FCC Serve as the Internet's Traffic Cop?" and takes place at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington D.C. on May 27th, 2014 from noon until 2 PM.

Ruth Milkman, Chief of Staff for FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, will give opening remarks.

Registration is free.

Larry was the guest last week for "This Week in Law," speaking with hosts Denise Howell and Evan Brown about the week's developments in technology policy and law. As always, a wide-ranging conversation.

Larry will be speaking twice on Sept. 17th, 2013 at the Privacy, Identity and Innovation conference in Seattle, WA.  He is moderating a discussion on privacy implications of Google Glass, and participating in a discussion of "creepiness" in new technologies.  Admission fee and registration is required, but  conference videos will later be available from the PII website.

"US Spectrum Disconnect - AT&T Drops Bid to Acquire T-Mobile USA," Silicon Republic, Dec. 20, 2011. Larry's statement on the collapse of the AT&T/T-Mobile deal is quoted at length in this analysis of the future of U.S. spectrum policy.

"Larry Downes on SOPA," National Review, Nov. 2, 2011. Kind words from National Review's Reihan Salam on Larry's analysis of the Stop Online Piracy Act.

2011 has already been filled with important developments in the technology world, and I continue to be a regular source for journalists as well as publishing frequent editorials and analyses of my own.

I’ve just posted several new items to the Media Page of my website, including articles I’ve written for CNET and for Forbes, as well as video from this week's appearance on PBS's "Ideas in Action."

Some highlights:

.  Coverage of policy events at this year's Consumer Electronics Show for both CNET and the Wall Street Journal's All Things Digital focused on coming battles in the new Congress over the FCC's net neutrality rules, and previewed the rest of the likely tech agenda.

. Video from Larry's appearance at the Congressional Internet Caucus's "State of the Net 2011."

. A controversial essay for Slate Magazine, "Doing Nothing to Save the Internet".

. Extensive coverage of Larry's testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on the FCC's Open Internet order.

.Stories for both CNET and Forbes analyzing the FCC's failure to complete a crucial inventory of spectrum licenses ahead of requirements to find 300-500 Mhz. of new spectrum for mobile broadband in the next five to ten years.