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Free State Policy Conference Rescheduled for May 31

The Free State Foundation has set a new date for its annual Telecom Policy Conference, May 31.

The half-day conference (9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the National Press Club in Washington) had been scheduled for March 14, but was postponed due to the snowstorm that day, which FSF points out should not be a problem this time around.

New FCC Chairman Ajit Pai will be a featured participant in FSF's traditional lunch Q&A with foundation President Randolph May, himself a former top FCC official.

Free State, a free-market think tank focused on media and intellectual property issues, has long advocated for the "regulatory humility" approach to communications policymaking shared by Pai. What is new is the power that philosophy wields in a new Trump Administration pledged to slow-roll new regs and roll back existing ones.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.