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A Growth Industry in Broadband-Focused Conferences

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SAN MATEO, Calif., May 11, 2009 – The debate around the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act placed a strong focus on “shovel ready” projects, including the $7.2 billion in stimulus funds for broadband projects.

Since then, the fiscal stimulus package has had growth of another set of “shovel-ready” projects: broadband-focused conferences.

This week, Tech Policy Central opened its third annual Tech Policy Summit on Monday, but not before dipping into the broadband well with a day-long mini-conference on “Broadband Innovation.”

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Drew Clark is the Editor and Publisher of and President of the Rural Telecommunications Congress. He is an attorney who works with cities, communities and companies to promote the benefits of internet connectivity. The articles and posts on and affiliated social media, including the BroadbandCensus Twitter feed are not legal advice or legal services, do not constitute the creation of an attorney-client privilege, and represent the views of their respective authors.

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