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Congressional Action on Telecommunications Act in Question at Broadband Breakfast Club

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WASHINGTON, January 20, 2011 - After 15 years of explosive growth and innovation in telecommunications since the last major revision, the 112th Congress is faced with the question of whether the law is keeping up with technology.  On Tuesday, our panelists discussed whether Congress should consider another overhaul of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, and whether it is politically viable to do so at 2011's first Broadband Breakfast Club.

The event is available on at the following link.

Panelists included:

  • Walter McCormick, President & CEO, USTelecom
  • Shirley Bloomfield, CEO, National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA)
  • Jerry James, CEO, COMPTEL
  • Tom McMahon, Director, Communications and Government Relations, QWEST

The next Broadband Breakfast Club will be held on Tuesday, February 15, 2011, on “Competition in the Wireless Environment: How to Get More Handsets on More Networks.” Registration is available at The next Intellectual Property Broadband Breakfast Club will be held on February 8, 2011. Registration is available at

The Intellectual Property Breakfast Club is sponsored by the National Cable and Telecommunications Association (NCTA), the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), and the US Telecom Association.

For further information about sponsorship, contact, or call 646-262-4630. The Broadband Breakfast Club is Copyright © Broadband Census News LLC.

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