Editor and Executive Director Drew Clark Joins More than a Dozen Speakers Addressing Broadband Stimulus Funding at Dallas 2009 Summit
WASHINGTON, April 25, 2009 – The Broadband Properties Summit opens in Dallas on Monday, packed with speeches, panel discussion, and networking opportunities about how more than $7.2 billion in broadband stimulus funds will be distributed.
Drew Clark, Editor and Executive Director of BroadbandCensus.com, will be speaking during a general session of the summit entitled “Following the Money: Covering Developments Each Day, And How the News Will Affect Those Seeking Funding.”
The briefing, a question and answer session conducted by Steven Ross, Editor-in-Chief, Broadband Properties, will be one of more than a half-dozen sessions, and more than a dozen speakers, devoted to insight and analysis about the broadband stimulus.
The citation for the session reads:
“The journalists at BroadbandCensus.com maintain a feverish pace filing reports on the latest [American Recovery and Reinvestment Act] developments. The organization’s creator, Drew Clark, was at the Summit last year, discussing citizen mapping of broadband capacity. Now, there’s substantial funding for the job, to help establish network-building priorities. Drew’s nonpartisan organization has evolved to play a key role in following the rules and the money.”
Among the other stimulus-related panels include “Stimulus Package: $109.75 Billion in Indirect Broadband Opportunities,” “A Grassroots Approach to Local Economic Stimulus,” “Experts Explain the $7.2 Billion Stimulus Act and Funding via NTIA and RUS,” and “Fiber-to-the-Library Campaign Seeks Stimulus Funds for all 16,500 Public Libraries.”
Other sessions dealing with health care services, energy management, broadband to low-income housing, and the economic development case for fiber-optic networks, are also expected to touch upon stimulus dollars. Full agenda here.
In addition to speaking for the second year in a row at the Broadband Properties Summit, Clark will be covering all three days of the conference, and publishing reports on BroadbandCensus.com. The daily news is available for FREE on BroadbandCensus.com, or by e-mailing email@example.com.
This month BroadbandCensus.com also published, for FREE, a list of nearly 250 substantive comments filed with the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration. The list is available here.
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In interviewing Clark at the Broadband Properties Summit, Steve Ross, a former professor at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, will be reunited with a former student of his. Clark earned a Master of Science degree in Journalism from Columbia University in 1996, with a concentration in New Media.
The forthcoming edition of the Weekly Report (for Monday, April 27), features a speech made by Tim Nulty, president of ValleyFiber Inc., at the Broadband Properties Summit in 2008 – and who is returning to the summit on Monday.
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