WASHINGTON, January 17, 2013 — This past Tuesday, January 15th, the Broadband Breakfast Club featured explication and discussion of the key broadband policy issues projected for debate in Congress in 2013. Highlights included a keynote speech by Representative Anna G. Eshoo (D-California), Chair of the House Sub-Committee on Communications and Technology, followed by discussion among Congressional staffers Graham Dufault, Counsel to Rep. Lee Terry (R-Republican), J. David Grossman, Senior Technology Policy Advisor to Rep. Anna G. Eshoo, and Joseph Wender, Legislative Director to Rep. Ed Markey (D-Massachusetts).
Issues discussed included Fostering Competition, the IP Transition, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Spectrum, Data Caps, Pricing and Consumption, the Open Internet, NextGen 911, the state of Broadband Accessibility, Speeds and Universal Service, and Media Consolidation, among a number of other topics.
The event was held at Clyde’s of Gallery Place, 707 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001 from 8 am – 10 am and was moderated by Drew Clark, Publisher and Founder of BroadbandBreakfast.com, the Washington-based news and events company focusing on broadband policy issues.
The Broadband Breakfast Club is sponsored by Comcast, Google, ICF International (ICFI), the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and US Telecom.
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Background on BroadbandBreakfast.com
BroadbandBreakfast.com is in its fifth year of hosting monthly breakfast forums in Washington on broadband and other internet policy issues. These events are on the record, open to the public and consider a wide range of viewpoints. The Broadband Breakfast Club meets on the third tuesday of every month (except for August and December). Elected official keynotes have included Representatives Anna G. Eshoo, (D-CA), Zoe Lofgren (D- CA), John Conyers (D-MI), Diane Watson (D-CA), Joe Barton (R-TX) and former Representative Rick Boucher (D-VA).
Our agency and commission official keynotes have included Deputy Undersecretary for Agriculture Dallas Tonsager, Julius Genachowski, Chairman FCC; former RUS Administrator Jonathan Adelstein; Federal Trade Commissioner, Julie Brill; NTIA Deputy Assistant Secretary Anna Gomez; FCC International Bureau Chief, Mindel De La Torre; former FCC Wireline Competition Bureau Chief, Sharon Gillette; former 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 and experts 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 during which audience participation is encouraged.
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