Archive for September, 2011

How Broadband Helps Make Cities Smarter at the Breakfast Club

Broadband TV, National Broadband Plan, Smart Grid September 23rd, 2011

WASHINGTON, September 23, 2011 – Broadband is an essential ingredient in allowing cities of the future to ensure better services, promote better jobs, and become more livable. Here are both the five-minute highlight version, and a full-length version, of the September Broadband Breakfast Club.

Five-Minute Highlight Version:

Making Cities of the Future Smarter through Broadband from Broadband Breakfast.

Full-Length Version:

Making Cities of the Future Smarter through Broadband from Broadband Breakfast.

Smarter Cities Need Better Broadband to Realize Their Networking Potential

Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan, Smart Grid September 19th, 2011

September 19, 2011 – America’s unique concept of federalism – joint sovereignty between the states and the federal government – sometimes obscures some on-the-ground realities when it comes to the all-important topic of economic growth and development. The simple fact is that cities serve as the engine of life, commerce, culture and sociality.

Tomorrow, at the Broadband Breakfast Club event on September 20, 2011, at 8 a.m., we’ll engage on this subject. The discussion will feature Gale Brewer, a New York City Councilmember who has been one of the country’s leading advocates of better broadband. Gail has represented the Upper West Side of Manhattan, and currently chairs the Committee on Governmental Operations, where she has worked to make better use of technology to save money, improve city services, and bring residents, businesses and non-profits closer to government and their communities.

Gale Brewer will keynote this event, which is titled, “Making Cities of the Future Smarter Through Broadband.”

Rep. Lofgren: ‘Do Nothing on Copyright Law’ at Intellectual Property Breakfast Event

Broadband TV, Copyright, Intellectual Property, National Broadband Plan September 15th, 2011

WASHINGTON, September 15, 2011 — Broadband Breakfast.com hosted its last monthly Intellectual Property Breakfast Club on Tuesday with a keynote address from Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif, followed by a discussion panel entitled “Video Streaming on Digital Devices: Will Broadband Clash with Copyright?”

Congresswoman Lofgren began her keynote address with the premise that content owners need to start looking at the digital world as an ally rather than a threat. “Are you going to worry about controlling content or getting paid for content,” she asked. Lofgren pointed to examples of legitimate digital platforms like Hulu and Spotify, and noted Amazon sales of $3.1 billion, to illustrate that it is possible to make money in the digital space.

Not surprisingly, the congresswoman from Silicon Valley had her reservations about proposed intellectual property enforcement legislation that would have adverse affects on the technology sector. “If we do nothing on copyright law, we would be doing everything just about right.”

Zoe Lofgren Keynotes Final Intellectual Property Breakfast Club Event; Focus Returns to Monthly Broadband Breakfast Club

Broadband Calendar, Events, Intellectual Property, Press Releases September 7th, 2011

WASHINGTON, Wednesday, September 7, 2011 – The internet technology news and events service BroadbandBreakfast.com will hold its final monthly event in the Intellectual Property Breakfast Club on Tuesday, September 13, 2011, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., with a keynote presentation by Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif.

The topic of discussion at the September 13 event, “Video Streaming on Digital Devices: Will Broadband Clash with Copyright” will be the perfect capstone to the year-long breakfast series.

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