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Is 'Broadband' Just Another Name for the Internet?

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From BroadbandCensus.com Weekly Report

WASHINGTON, June 1, 2009 – This week marks the 19th annual conference, about “Computers, Freedom and Privacy,” which is hosted this week in Washington, D.C.

Washington has had more than its fair share of these gatherings, but it is definitely not a “Washington” event. More like Silicon Valley entrepreneurs-meets-the-Berkeley free speech movement, or cypherpunks meets copyleftists.

One question posed by the gathering, in this era in which broadband policy seems to be swallowing up the broader, decades-long politics of the Internet, is: aren’t they really one and the same? Isn’t “broadband” just another name for “the Internet?”

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Drew Clark is the Chairman of the Broadband Breakfast Club. He tracks the development of Gigabit Networks, broadband's impact, and the universal service fund @BroadbandCensus. He is also Of Counsel with the firm of Best Best & Krieger LLP. The articles and posts on BroadbandBreakfast.com and affiliated social media, including LinkedIN, 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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