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The IP Transition: An Engineering Perspective

The IP Transition:  An Engineering Perspective
Friday, May 17, 2013
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

SVC- 200 (Capitol Visitor Center)

The pace of change in today’s telecommunications marketplace demands constant vigilance to keep up with the latest technologies. The devices that many of us use every day – smartphones, tablets, e-readers – are easy to “get.” But what about the networks these products rely on? How do they work, and are they able to keep up? Just as the black rotary dial gave way to the iPhone, so too are fundamental changes occurring in our networks, only it’s more difficult to see and understand. We’re moving from a system that has relied on copper connections and circuit switches to one that will be reliant upon fiber optics and Internet protocols. USTelecom has invited experts to discuss these changes, from an historical and engineering perspective.

Can’t join us? Follow the conversation on Twitter #USTelecomIP.


  • Hank Hultquist, Vice President, Federal Regulatory, AT&T
  • Richard Bennett, Senior Research Fellow, Information Technology & Innovation Foundation

Other speakers invited

Moderator: Walter McCormick, President and CEO, USTelecom

Please RSVP by May 10 to Laurie Russo at




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