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Adelstein at Broadband Breakfast Club: Challenges to Rural Adoption and Availability Include Speeds, Costs, Access and Relevence

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WASHINGTON, June 18, 2010 - on Friday released, for FREE, the full-length video of the Broadband Breakfast Club event on June 15, 2010: "Challenges to Rural Broadband Availability and Adoption," featurng a keynote address by Jonathan S. Adelstein, Administrator of the Rural Utilities Service.

The event is available on at the following link.

In his  substantive keynote address, including questions and answers, Adelstein addressed the role that the RUS, and the Department of Agriculture, play in ensuring that broadband is brought to rural America.

Following Adelstein's remarks, a panel of experts on rural broadband experts addressed the key questions pertaining to the subject. The discussion was moderated by Sharon McLoone, Managing Editor,

The panelists included:

  • Curtis Anderson, Vice President & General Counsel, MELE Associates, Inc.
  • Jeffrey Arnold, Deputy Legislative Director, National Association of Counties
  • Steven K. Berry, President & CEO, Rural Cellular Association
  • Jennie B. Chandra, Regulatory Counsel & Director, Federal Government Affairs, Windstream
  • Claiborn Crain, Senior Professional Staff, House Committee on Agriculture

The event is available on at the following link.

Don't miss the next Broadband Broadband Breakfast Club, on Tuesday, July 20, 2010, on "The Smart Grid, Telecommunications and the Electric Infrastructure." Registration is available at

Also upcoming is the Intellectual Property Breakfast Club, on Tuesday, July 13, 2010: "The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement Treaty. " Registration is available, for FREE, at

The Broadband Breakfast Club is sponsored by the Telecommunications Industry Association, the National Cable and Telecommunications Association, International Broadband Electric Communications, Inc., and the Benton Foundation.

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