A special live Webcast event presented by TV Worldwide, National League of Cities TV, TV Mainstream and BroadbandCensus.com
WASHINGTON, June 3, 2009 – Jim Kohlenberger, Chief of Staff in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, has confirmed that he will headline the Broadband Stimulus National Town Hall Meeting, live on the Internet, on Thursday, June 4, from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET.
The free webcast is being produced by BroadbandCensus.com, in cooperation with TV Worldwide, National League of Cities TV, and TV Mainstream.
Registration is available at http://www.nlctv.org/events/broadbandstimulus_thm/090604
With the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS) scheduled to release their first Notices of Funds Availability (NoFA) by the end of June, the topic of broadband stimulus remains extremely timely. Applicants will be expected to know and understand the landscape as they prepare their submissions.
This June 4 webcast is the first of two planned town hall meetings on the broadband stimulus. The second, a the Broadband Stimulus Workshop Webcast, is planned for Thursday, July 9, 2009, from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. That is after the expected release of the NoFA.
Registration for the June 4 event is available at http://www.nlctv.org/events/broadbandstimulus_thm/090604
The webcast will be jointly hosted by Drew Clark, Executive Director of BroadbandCensus.com and Marty Stern, Partner at K&L Gates. This webcast will focus on three areas with discussion by the following speakers:
Special Introductory Remarks
- Jim Kohlenberger, Chief of Staff, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
The Broadband Stimulus and Tribal Initiatives
- Deswood Tome, Executive Director, Navajo Nation Telecommunications Regulatory Authority
Scoring Grants – The latest thinking on how projects will be evaluated. What we know and what we’ve learned from other grant programs that can be applied to the broadband stimulus:
- Joanne Hovis, Columbia Telecommunications Corporation
- Lisa Scalpone, Vice President of Legal and Government Affairs, WildBlue
- Scott Wallsten, Vice President, Research, Technology Policy Institute
- Rich Wonders, Vice President, Strategic Marketing, Alcatel-Lucent
Show me the Money – What sources of private financing are available to help capitalize broadband stimulus projects
- John Badal, CEO, Sacred Wind Communications
- James Owen, Director, Bank Street Group
- Tim Nulty, Chairman, ECFiberNet, the East Central Vermont Community Fiber-Optic Network
Public Private Partnerships – What are they expected to look like and how important will they be to a successful grant application
- Jim Baller, President, Baller Herbst Law Group
- Jonathan Banks, Senior Vice President, Law and Policy, US Telecom Association
- John Goodman, President and CEO, A-Vu Media
- Dan Gillison, National Director, State and Local, and Public Safety Sales, Sprint Nextel Corporation
For individuals whose schedule do not permit attendance during the live broadcast, archived recordings of the event will be available on TV Mainstream.
Thursday, June 4, 2009 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET
To register: Click here to register for the webcast