Better Broadband Better Lives Announces Winter 2011 Breakfast Topics

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WASHINGTON, January 7, 2011 – The Washington-based internet and intellectual property policy news and events service,,, announces its Winter 2011 series of events (January through February) for the Intellectual Property and Broadband Breakfast Clubs.

All breakfast club events are held at Clyde's of Gallery Place, 707 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001, in the Piedmont Room. Events begin at 8 a.m., with both American and continental breakfast served, and end at 10 a.m. Attendees are encouraged to join in onthe breakfast discussions.

The first event in the Intellectual Property series is a legislative panel discussing "What Topics Are Top of the Mind in Intellectual Property for the 112th Congress?" to be held on Tuesday, January 11th, 2011. In it, Laurent Crenshaw, legislative director for Darrell Issa, R-Calif.; Caroline Holland, chief counsel for Herbert Kohl, D-Wis.; Neil Quinter, chief counsel for California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein, and Jeff Lowenstein, senior legislative assistant to Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., will address how party power-shifting and blowback will alter the topics and dialogue surrounding Intellectual Property Issues.

This event will be hosted and moderated by Drew Clark, Chairman and Publisher,, and is FREE of charge. Registration for the event is available at

The following week, on January 18th, 2011 the Broadband Breakfast Club presents "Will Congress Reopen the 1996 Telecommunications Act?" with speakers Walter McCormick, President & CEO of US Telecom and Shirley Bloomfield, CEO of the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA). Additional panelists have been invited.

The speakers will address how quickly Congress will be able to re-evaluate outdated telecommunications laws. And if a congressional re-write is in store, will it revisit the 2006 template or consider other pressing telecommunications subjects? Further, how will the FCC be affected?

The event will be moderated by Adam Bender who reports on Capitol Hill for Communications Daily, where he writes about national policies for cellphones, television and the Internet. Since joining the newsletter in June 2007, Adam has covered Congress, the FCC, federal courts and several major telecom industry conferences. He has won awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Specialized Information Publishers Association. Adam graduated from American University in May 2007 with a degree in print journalism.

Tickets for the event are $45.00 plus a small online charge. Registration for this event is available at

In February, the Intellectual Property Breakfast Club has a special breakfast on "China and Intellectual Property" at which Chinese Embassy Intellectual Property Attache Fuli Chen will be a featured speaker. Additional speakers include Mark Allen Cohen, Director of Intellectual Property at Microsoft and Steven E. Adkins, Partner, Intellectual Property at Orrick. Additional panelists have been invited. The event will be held on Tuesday, February 8th, 2011.

This event will be moderated by Drew Clark, Chairman and Publisher of, and is FREE of charge. Registration can be found at

The Broadband Breakfast Club event of February 15th, 2011 features a discussion on "Competition in the Wireless Environment: How to Get More Handsets on More Networks". The moderator and speakers will be announced shortly. Tickets for this event are $45.00 plus a small online fee. Registration for the event can be found at

The Intellectual Property Breakfast Club series meets on the second Tuesday of each month. For complete details about events, the full 2011 calendar, and registration, please visit The Intellectual Property Breakfast Club is sponsored by the National Cable & Telecommunications Association and Public Knowledge.

The Broadband Breakfast Club series meets on the Third Tuesday of each month. Complete events listing and registration available at The Broadband Breakfast Club is sponsored by the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the U.S. Telecommunications Association (US Telecom), and the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA).

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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