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Broadband Breakfast Live Online Launches Weekly Series Featuring ‘Champions of Broadband’

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WASHINGTON, July 17, 2020 - Broadband Breakfast announced that its Broadband Breakfast Live Online webcast series will focus on one-on-one interview with "Champions of Broadband" over the next six weeks.

The series — continuing to stream weekly on Wednesdays at 12 Noon ET, from July 22 to September — will feature conversations with industry leaders who have devoted their careers to helping ensure better broadband and better lives for individuals across the country.

Among the individuals who have committed to participate in the series include former Federal Communications Chair and Commissioner Mignon Clyburn; former Federal Communications Commissioner Robert McDowell; Sunne Wright McPeak, President and CEO of the California Emerging Technology Fund; Jim Baller, President of the law firm of Baller, Stokes & Lide; Tom Hazlett, Professor of Economics at Clemson University specializing in the Information Economy; Don Means, Director, Gigabit Libraries Network; and Bob Frankston, Distinguished Lecturer with the IEEE Consumer Technology Society and a member of its Board of Governors.

Broadband Breakfast have been running our Live Online series for the past four months, discussing and debating the implications of broadband policy and internet technology.

The Washington-based media community Broadband Breakfast launched the series to address the impact of broadband on the coronavirus pandemic, including discussions about the digital divide, teleworking, distance learning, telemedicine, and Digital Infrastructure Investment. Most recently, Broadband Breakfast launched  a three part series on Section 230: Separating Fact From Fiction in sponsorship with the Computer & Communications Industry Association.

"Our goal with Broadband Breakfast Live Online is to connect and help provide solutions to the policy issues that broadband touches and addresses," said Drew Clark, Editor and Publisher of Broadband Breakfast. "There is no better way to understand the solutions that high-speed internet provider than to spend time with champions who have devoted their careers to Better Broadband, Better Lives."

Forthcoming events in the series include:

  • Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 12 Noon ET — “Champions of Broadband: Commissioner Robert McDowell
    • Our guest Robert McDowell, former Federal Communications Commissioner, has worked throughout his career to advance innovation and investment in the technology, media and telecom industries. As the guest on Broadband Breakfast's "Champions of Broadband" series, McDowell will speak about this role, as well as his public service as a Republican member of the FCC from June 2006 to May 2013. He is currently a partner in the Communications Regulatory, Digital Media & Entertainment, Telecommunications practices at Cooley LLP.
  • Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 12 Noon ET — “Champions of Broadband: Sunne Wright McPeak
    • Our guest Sunne Wright McPeak is President and CEO of the California Emerging Technology Fund, a statewide non-profit organization that accelerates the deployment and adoption of broadband. She assumed the position as the CETF first chief executive in December 2006 after serving for three years as Secretary of the California Business, Transportation and Housing Agency. As the guest on Broadband Breakfast's "Champions of Broadband" series, Sunne McPeak will speak about how CETF has positioned California as a national leader in closing the digital divide.

As with all Broadband Breakfast Live Online events, the FREE webcasts will take place at 12 Noon ET on Wednesday.

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