Research specialist Aaron Smith will be a panelist at the first discussion in’s series “Setting the Table for the National Broadband Plan” on Tuesday, September 15, 2009. The panelists will consider the FCC’s summer broadband workshops, and how individuals and entities across the economy and society will be impacted by the FCC’s National Broadband Plan.

Other panelists include Joe Waz, Senior Vice President, Comcast; Bruce Kushnick, Executive Director, New Networks Institute; and Joanne Hovis, President, Columbia Telecommunications Corporation and President-Elect, National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors.