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Broadband Breakfast Club Convenes Forum to Discuss and Evaluate Broadband Stimulus

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WASHINGTON, October 14, 2010 - The internet and intellectual property news service announces the second event in its Fall 2010 – 2011 Broadband Breakfast Club series, “Evaluating the Broadband Stimulus.”

The event participants will discuss how The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) have obligated nearly $7.2 billion for broadband-related activities under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Final funds were dispensed by September 30, 2010. This panel will consider how well the agencies performed their tasks - and set the stage for identifying the factors that will help provide rigorous evaluation of program results.

Attendees are encouraged to join in on this wide-ranging discussion.

The event will be held this Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 at Clyde’s of Gallery Place, 707 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. American and Continental breakfasts are included. The program begins shortly after 8:30 a.m.

Tickets are $45.00 each plus small online purchase fee. Registration is available at

Speakers at the October 19th event include Charles Benton, Chairman of the Benton Foundation; Jacquie Jones, Executive Director, National Black Programming Consortium; Craig Settles, President, and Independent Industry Analyst; Lori Sherwood, Inter-County Broadband Network.

The event is hosted by Drew Clark, Chairman and Publisher of and moderated by Bernie Arnason, Managing Partner & Founder, Pivot Media.

The Broadband Breakfast Club series meets on the THIRD Tuesday of each month (except for August and December). This season we will probe topics including “Public Safety’s Role in and the Need for Better Quality Broadband” (November 16th) and “Will Congress Re-Open the 1996 Telecommunications Act?” (January 18th). For complete details about events, including the 2011 calendar, please visit also hosts the Intellectual Property Breakfast Club on the SECOND Tuesday of the month (except for August). Details of events in that series can be found at

The Broadband Breakfast Club is sponsored by the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), Telecommunications Industry of America (TIA) and United States Telecom Association (US Telecom).


Sylvia Syracuse
Director of Marketing and Events

Sylvia manages the Broadband Breakfast Club, on-the-record monthly discussion groups that meet on the THIRD Tuesday of each month. She has had a long career in non-profit development and administration, and has raised funds for technology and science education, and managed a project on health information exchange adopted by the State of New York. She understands community education and infrastructure needs for effective broadband access.

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