Andrew Lippman is a Senior Research Scientist at MIT as well as a Co-Director of various chairs at the institute. He has a more than thirty-year history at MIT. His work at the Media Lab has ranged from wearable computers to global digital television. Currently, he heads the Lab's Viral Spaces group, which examines scalable, real-time networks whose capacity increases with the number of members.
AT&T-SBC has been putting up trial balloons for the past six months, giving policy makers the opportunity to shoot darts at it. There has been real little opposition that has been voiced from the administration.