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Thursday, November 12 • 14:00 - 15:30
WS 241 Revenue Streams that Grow & Sustain Internet Economies

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2015 WORKSHOP #241

Streams That Grow And Sustain Internet Economies

Day 3, November 12th 14:00-15:30


Technology Education Institute, Washington, D.C.

EveryLayer, San Francisco, California

Welcoming Remarks:  Moderator - Ambassador David A. Gross, Wiley
Rein, LLP (3 minutes) (confirmed)

Format:  Each panelist has five minutes for remarks
with remaining time for audience participation.  At the end of each panel and following the
important audience participation, Ambassador Gross will sum up key points.

Setting The Stage: Manu
Bhardwaj, Government, Senior Advisor on Technology and Internet Policy to the
Under Secretary of State, US Department of State (7 minutes) (confirmed)

Theme Questions:

What impact do higher/lower taxes, tariffs, licenses and permit fees have on the
expansion, adoption and integration of Internet enabled goods and services of a

When considering how best to invest the tax/fee revenues from a country’s Internet
economy is it preferable to dedicate asset flows to the country’s Universal
Service Fund (USF) to be reinvested?  Or
can you get the same levels of return if the revenue goes in as general funds.

What tax and investment regimes should a country consider for their maturing
Internet economy if they want to ensure robust growth, adoption and
integration? In designing a national broadband plan for a country should
consideration be given to establishing a USF? When considering the challenges
of sustainable economic development should a county look to invest in Internet
capacity building, e-health, e-education and e-libraries? Will these areas and
others in the Internet ecosystem give the country the greatest return on their

First Panel:

Discussing Revenue Generation And Distribution As A Necessary Collective Action

(25 minutes)

  • Jorge G. Infante, Civil Society, OECD (confirmed)

  • Matthew Perault, Corporate, Head of Global Policy Development, Facebook (confirmed)

  • Audience participation

Second Panel:

Examples Of Revenue Regimes ( “The Good, The Bad And The Ugly!”) (30 minutes)

  • Alejandro Delgado Moreno, Government, Head Of The International Office Of The ICT
    Ministry, Colombia (confirmed)

  • Natasha Jackson, Private Sector, Head of Consumer Affairs, GSMA (confirmed)

  • Ellen Blackler, Corporate, VP Global Public Policy, The Walt Disney Company (confirmed)

  • Audience participation

Third Panel:

Revenue Investment Options And Their Impact (25 minutes)

  • Clovis Baptista, Private Sector, former Executive Secretary of the Inter American
    Telecommunication Commission-CITEL (confirmed)

  • Michael Kende, NGO, Chief Economist, ISOC (confirmed)                                   

  • Audience participation

Remote Moderator:  Vlada Radunovic, DiploFoundation


Session Organizers
avatar for Garland McCoy

Garland McCoy

President, Technology Education Institute
Committed to Connecting the Next Billion.

Thursday November 12, 2015 14:00 - 15:30 GMT-03
Workshop Room 9

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