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Schedule Change for Broadband Breakfast Club October and November Events




WASHINGTON, Wednesday, September 26th, 2012 – The internet policy news and events service has a new schedule for October and November Broadband Breakfast Club events.

“Reforming the Universal Service Fund: What’s Changing about the Connect America Fund and the Mobility Fund” will be held on Tuesday, October 16th 2012 at Clyde’s of Gallery Place, 707 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001 from 8 am – 10 am.

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The moderator for this event will be Eliza Krigman, technology reporter for POLITICO Pro. She developed her policy muscles at National Journal, where she served as a principal writer for the Tech Daily Dose blog and also contributed to the company’s daily paper and weekly magazine. Krigman's coverage of tech issues has run the gamut from copyright infringement, online privacy and cable fee disputes to net neutrality and music performance royalties. She has also written extensively on federal education issues and lobbying. Prior to National Journal, Krigman cut her teeth in Beltway journalism as an editorial intern at the Center for Responsive Politics. Her government-related experience extends far beyond that, however. Krigman spent two years as a staff and research assistant at the Brookings Institution and has experience working at the State Department both domestically and overseas. She hails from Boston and received her bachelor of arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic, the Brookings Institution, The Nation and the Examiner, among other publications.


“The International Telecommunications Year-End Meeting and the Global Open Internet” will be held on Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 also at Clyde’s of Gallery Place from 8 am – 10 am.

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The moderator for this event will be Juliana Gruenwald, Staff Writer for National Journal, has been covering tech and telecom issues for more than a decade for National Journal, Interactive Week, BNA and Congressional Quarterly. This is her second stint with National Journal. She was recruited by NJ in 1998 to help launch its first tech policy publication, Technology Daily. She left in 2000 to cover international tech and telecom issues for Ziff Davis Media's Interactive Week magazine. She started her career at United Press International as the wire service's first Helen Thomas Intern. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota. A Minneapolis native, she misses the lakes but not the cold.

American and Continental breakfasts are included with both programs. Programs begin shortly after 8:30 a.m. Tickets to the event are $45.00 plus a small online fee.

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The Broadband Breakfast Club is sponsored by Comcast, Google, ICF International (ICFI), The National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and US Telecom.

The Broadband Breakfast Club series meets on the third Tuesday of each month (except for August and December).

The Broadband Breakfast Club schedule can be viewed at

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Background on is in its fourth year of hosting monthly breakfast forums in Washington on internet policy issues. These events are on the record, open to the public and consider a wide range of viewpoints. Our Broadband Breakfast Club meets on the third tuesday of every month (except for August and December).

Our elected official keynotes have included Representatives Zoe Lofgren (D- CA), John Conyers (D-MI), Diane Watson (D-CA), Joe Barton (R-TX) and Rick Boucher (D-VA).

Our agency and commission official keynotes have included Deputy Undersecretary for Agriculture Dallas Tonsager, Julius Genachowski, Chairman FCC; Jonathan Adelstein, RUS Administrator; Julie Brill, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission, Anna Gomez, Deputy Assistant Secretary, NTIA; FCC Wireline Competition Bureau Chief, Sharon Gillette, FCC Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Chief, Rick Kaplan; Tony Wilhelm, BTOP Director, NTIA; Ari Schwartz, Senior Internet Policy Advisor to the Secretary of Commerce; Nick Sinai, Senior Innovation Advisor to the US Chief Technology Officer.

Our moderated discussion panels are comprised of leaders from a wide variety of organizations including government, industry, law firms, academia, nonprofit, journalism and many others. Our audiences are equally diverse. The keynote speech is followed by a moderated panel discussion in which audience participation is encouraged.

For More Information Contact:

Sylvia Syracuse

Director of Marketing and Events




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