Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) has agreed to deliver the keynote speech at the COMPTEL PLUS Spring 2006 Convention & Expo, to be held March 19-22 in San Diego.
Stevens has spent the last year spearheading an anticipated rewrite of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. His speech will come just days after he wraps up a series of hearings on topics ranging from video franchising and the FCC to Universal Service Fund distributions and VoIP.
Stevens, chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, will hold the hearings Jan. 24-March 14.
Sen. Stevens has always been a staunch advocate for competition and consumers and we look forward to hearing his views, said Earl Comstock, president and CEO of COMPTEL.
The presentation will be of interest to competitive carriers, who largely are unhappy with deregulatory actions Congress and the FCC have taken over the past year.