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

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Champions of Broadband

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 August 26 — 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 ClyburnJim Baller, President of the law firm of Baller, Stokes & Lide; Tom Hazlett, Professor of Economics at Clemson University specializing in the Information Economy; 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, August 19, 2020, 12 Noon ET — “Champions of Broadband: Tom Hazlett
    • Our guest Thomas Hazlett holds the H.H. Macaulay Endowed Chair in Economics at Clemson University, and conducts research in the field of Law and Economics and specializing in the Information Economy, including the analysis of markets and regulation in telecommunications, media, and the internet. Hazlett, who served as chief economist of the Federal Communications Commission, and has held faculty positions at the University of California, Davis, Columbia University, the Wharton School, and George Mason University School of Law, will speak about his comprehensive research on the history and practice of broadband communications. It has appeared in such academic publications as the Journal of Law & Economics, the Journal of Legal Studies, the Journal of Financial Economics and the Rand Journal of Economics.
  • Wednesday, August 26, 2020, 12 Noon ET — “Champions of Broadband
    • Our guest will speak about the role he or she has played in advancing Better Broadband, Better Lives

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

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