F2C: Freedom to Connect 2012 is on! It will occur May 21 & 22 at the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, MD. Very early registration prices are in effect through January 31. Event hashtag: #F2C

Confirmed keynote speakers currently include

One panel has been fully specified. It’s called “Big Enough to Succeed.” It provides four vital examples of a fourth way to Internet connectivity; small, entrepreneurial (non-Municipal) carriers that are leading the way to the future of connectivity. Confirmed speakers on this panel include John Brown, founder of CityLink Telecommunications, Ken Johnson, President and General Manager of Conneaut Telephone Company, Pat Kennedy, the founder of Lit San Leandro and Levi Maaia, VP of Full Channel.

Other panels will address issues such as . . .

  • BIP, BTOP, UCAN, Gig-U, Google Fiber and other big pipe experiments
  • Freedom and Connectivity from Alexandria, Egypt to Zuccotti Park, USA
  • Surveillance, spying, and democracy
  • Corruption, power and Internet progress
  • and . . .

As in previous years, F2C: Freedom to Connect will feature great music, good food, and an awesome audience. Watch this space for further details.

F2C: Freedom to Connect is seeking sponsors and volunteers who are committed to an open, innovative, bottom-up Internet. Write to me — isen@gator3173.hostgator.com

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One Comment

  1. Brett Glass says:

    Funny: The “big enough to succeed” panel claims to cover entrepreneurial providers, but shows an extreme bias (as does David) toward one medium which is not cost-effective except in densely populated areas: fiber. There’s not a single WISP there, even though WISPs are on the cutting edge of technology and constitute the majority of US ISPs.