By: J.D. Ross
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Lee McKnight, Kauffman Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the School of Information Studies (iSchool) will participate in a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) panel discussion to examine the transition from the nation’s current public switched telephone network to new technologies.

The panel, part of a series of workshops looking into the issues around moving from a circuit-switched wireline voice technology, will focus on the wide array of economic, technological, and policy issues that need to be addressed as consumers choose to subscribe to, and rely on, new technologies and services. McKnight will discuss economic rationales behind the proposed technology transitions.

Presentations will be held at the FCC’s Commission Meeting Room in Washington, DC, from 9:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. on Wednesday, December 14. The presentation will also be webcast live at: McKnight will speak between 3:20 and 4:30 P.M. Audience members watching online may submit questions to panelists by e-mailing or on Twitter using #FCCLIVE.

At the iSchool, McKnight’s research focuses on the global information economy, networked multimedia, national and international technology policy, the convergence of the Internet and telecommunications industries, and Internet governance and policy. McKnight is also the director of the Wireless Grids Research Lab.