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Broadband Breakfast Live Online on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 — National Security, 5G and Trusted Partners

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See “Global Concern About 5G Security Has Become a Bipartisan Cause, Say Broadband Breakfast Panelists,” Broadband Breakfast, November 17, 2020

Our newest series is “A No-Nonsense Guide to 5G,” which will explore the policy, technology and practical questions about 5G. They include what’s real and what’s hype, trusted partners, transformative apps in the enterprise, wireless infrastructure facilities, and continued modernization of the nation’s spectrum policies.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 12 Noon ET — “A No-Nonsense Guide to 5G: National Security and Trusted Partners”

  • This panel will consider the global landscape for the 5G equipment ecosystem. It will consider issues in core networks, radio access networks and in handset equipment. How has the global landscape changed? Will 5G benefit from – or suffer because of – a new Cold War with China? How are American companies reacting to federal government initiatives for trusted partners? Where can the U.S. turn for solutions and alternatives to Chinese manufacturers?

WATCH HERE, or on YouTubeTwitter and Facebook

This event is part of a five-part event series, “A No-Nonsense Guide to 5G,” on Broadband Breakfast Live Online.

Panelists include:

  • Diane Rinaldo, Senior Vice President, Beacon Global Strategies LLC
  • Jim Lewis, Senior Vice President, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Rob Atkinson, President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
  • Ruth Berry, Acting Director for Bilateral and Regional Affairs in the Office of International Communications and Information Policy at the U.S. Department of State.
  • Drew Clark (Moderator), Editor and Publisher, Broadband Breakfast

Diane Rinaldo is one of the country’s leading authorities on 5G, telecommunications supply chain security, privacy, and Internet governance. She served as Acting Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration and Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information. During her time at NTIA, Ms. Rinaldo directed the Administration’s efforts on privacy; testified in the House of Representatives and Senate on 5G and Internet security issues; served as a principal advising the White House and Congress on 5G and supply chain; as well as other successes in education and deployment of Internet access around the world.

Jim Lewis is a senior vice president and director of the Strategic Technologies Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). His current research examines international security and governance in cyberspace, the geopolitics of innovation, the future of warfare, and the effect of the internet on politics. Before joining CSIS, Lewis worked at the Departments of State and Commerce as a foreign service officer and as a member of the Senior Executive Service. He has served as a member of the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee, the Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy, and the Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing and as an advisor to government agencies on the security and intelligence implications of foreign investment in the United States.

Rob Atkinson is founder and president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. The New Republic named him one of the “three most important thinkers about innovation,” and he has served on the Commission on Workers, Communities, and Economic Change in the New Economy under President Clinton, chair of the congressionally created National Surface Transportation Infrastructure Financing Commission under President George W. Bush, member of the National Innovation and Competitiveness Strategy Advisory Board under President Obama, and a member of the G7 Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence under President Trump. He also has served as co-chair of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy’s China-U.S. Innovation Policy Experts Group. Atkinson was previously vice president of the Progressive Policy Institute, and he also served as the first executive director of the Rhode Island Economic Policy Council public-private partnership.

Ruth Berry is the Acting Director for Bilateral and Regional Affairs in the Office of International Communications and Information Policy at the U.S. Department of State. Previously she served as the Senior Syria Assistance Coordinator in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs (2014-2018) and as a country coordinator in the Office of Foreign Assistance Resources (2011-2014). Before joining the Department of State, Ruth worked at the Department of Veteran’s Affairs on capital asset management and federal budget development for investments in infrastructure and facilities.  Ruth also worked as a Legislative Assistant in the U.S. House of Representatives where she was responsible for a range of foreign policy and domestic issues.  Originally from Wisconsin, Ruth holds a B.A. in International Relations from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon and a Masters in Middle East Studies from the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois.

Panelist resources

A No-Nonsense Guide to 5G’ sponsored by:

Events in A No-Nonsense Guide to 5G” include:

  • Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 12 Noon ET — “A No-Nonsense Guide to 5G: The Hype and the Reality of 5G
    • This opening panel will set the stage for Broadband Breakfast Live Online’s consideration of the policy, technology and practical questions around the 5G wireless standard. What is 5G, and why is there so much buzz about it? How much of an improvement is it over prior generations of wireless? In other words: What is real, and what is hype? How the issues of trusted partners, rights-of-way deployment, and spectrum policy interact? Where is 5G seeing early successes, and what are the stumbling blocks?”
  • Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 12 Noon ET — “A No-Nonsense Guide to 5G: National Security and Trusted Partners
    • This panel will consider the global landscape for the 5G equipment ecosystem. It will consider issues in core networks, radio access networks and in handset equipment. How has the global landscape changed? Will 5G benefit from – or suffer because of – a new Cold War with China? How are American companies reacting to federal government initiatives for trusted partners? Where can the U.S. turn for solutions and alternatives to Chinese manufacturers?
  • Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 12 Noon ET — “A No-Nonsense Guide to 5G: A Case Study of Transformative Apps in the Enterprise
    • 5G is seeing its first real successes in the enterprise marketplace. To glimpse the future more accurately, Broadband Breakfast Live Online will consider case studies of applications in enterprise environments. What technologies and processes bring 5G success to the business marketplace? What needs to happen to bring 5G successes to the consumer marketplace?
  • Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 12 Noon ET — “A No-Nonsense Guide to 5G: Wireless Infrastructure, Municipal Rights-of-Way and the 5G Rural Fund
    • To realize the promise of 5G, far more base stations — wireless infrastructure facilities — will be necessary. 5G facilities and towers may not be as big as in previous generations of wireless technology. Still, the need for far more facilities has already created tensions with municipalities over rights-of-way. How can these conflicts be minimized? What are smart cities already doing to expedite wireless infrastructure deployment? Can the process be improved? Additionally, how will the FCC’s Rural Fund for 5G affect deployment?
  • Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 12 Noon ET — “A No-Nonsense Guide to 5G: Spectrum Policies to Advance Better Broadband
    • More than simply the next generation of wireless technology, 5G deployments make use of radio frequencies from an extremely wide range. For example, some 5G deployment are using mid-band spectrum between 3.4 GigaHertz (GHz) and 6 GHz. But 5G networks also promise tap into spectrum between 24 GHz and 100 GHz. It deploys these millimeter bands using network slicing and other advanced wireless tools. What new spectrum policies are necessary for 5G to flourish?

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

SUBSCRIBE to the Broadband Breakfast YouTube channel. That way, you will be notified when events go live. Watch on YouTubeTwitter and Facebook

See a complete list of upcoming and past Broadband Breakfast Live Online events.

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Broadband Breakfast Live Online Event Series on ‘Tools for Broadband Deployment’ on Enhancing Rural America

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See “Global Concern About 5G Security Has Become a Bipartisan Cause, Say Broadband Breakfast Panelists,” Broadband Breakfast, November 17, 2020

Our newest series is “A No-Nonsense Guide to 5G,” which will explore the policy, technology and practical questions about 5G. They include what’s real and what’s hype, trusted partners, transformative apps in the enterprise, wireless infrastructure facilities, and continued modernization of the nation’s spectrum policies.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 12 Noon ET — “A No-Nonsense Guide to 5G: National Security and Trusted Partners”

  • This panel will consider the global landscape for the 5G equipment ecosystem. It will consider issues in core networks, radio access networks and in handset equipment. How has the global landscape changed? Will 5G benefit from – or suffer because of – a new Cold War with China? How are American companies reacting to federal government initiatives for trusted partners? Where can the U.S. turn for solutions and alternatives to Chinese manufacturers?

WATCH HERE, or on YouTubeTwitter and Facebook

This event is part of a five-part event series, “A No-Nonsense Guide to 5G,” on Broadband Breakfast Live Online.

Panelists include:

  • Diane Rinaldo, Senior Vice President, Beacon Global Strategies LLC
  • Jim Lewis, Senior Vice President, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Rob Atkinson, President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
  • Ruth Berry, Acting Director for Bilateral and Regional Affairs in the Office of International Communications and Information Policy at the U.S. Department of State.
  • Drew Clark (Moderator), Editor and Publisher, Broadband Breakfast

Diane Rinaldo is one of the country’s leading authorities on 5G, telecommunications supply chain security, privacy, and Internet governance. She served as Acting Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration and Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information. During her time at NTIA, Ms. Rinaldo directed the Administration’s efforts on privacy; testified in the House of Representatives and Senate on 5G and Internet security issues; served as a principal advising the White House and Congress on 5G and supply chain; as well as other successes in education and deployment of Internet access around the world.

Jim Lewis is a senior vice president and director of the Strategic Technologies Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). His current research examines international security and governance in cyberspace, the geopolitics of innovation, the future of warfare, and the effect of the internet on politics. Before joining CSIS, Lewis worked at the Departments of State and Commerce as a foreign service officer and as a member of the Senior Executive Service. He has served as a member of the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee, the Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy, and the Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing and as an advisor to government agencies on the security and intelligence implications of foreign investment in the United States.

Rob Atkinson is founder and president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. The New Republic named him one of the “three most important thinkers about innovation,” and he has served on the Commission on Workers, Communities, and Economic Change in the New Economy under President Clinton, chair of the congressionally created National Surface Transportation Infrastructure Financing Commission under President George W. Bush, member of the National Innovation and Competitiveness Strategy Advisory Board under President Obama, and a member of the G7 Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence under President Trump. He also has served as co-chair of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy’s China-U.S. Innovation Policy Experts Group. Atkinson was previously vice president of the Progressive Policy Institute, and he also served as the first executive director of the Rhode Island Economic Policy Council public-private partnership.

Ruth Berry is the Acting Director for Bilateral and Regional Affairs in the Office of International Communications and Information Policy at the U.S. Department of State. Previously she served as the Senior Syria Assistance Coordinator in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs (2014-2018) and as a country coordinator in the Office of Foreign Assistance Resources (2011-2014). Before joining the Department of State, Ruth worked at the Department of Veteran’s Affairs on capital asset management and federal budget development for investments in infrastructure and facilities.  Ruth also worked as a Legislative Assistant in the U.S. House of Representatives where she was responsible for a range of foreign policy and domestic issues.  Originally from Wisconsin, Ruth holds a B.A. in International Relations from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon and a Masters in Middle East Studies from the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois.

Panelist resources

A No-Nonsense Guide to 5G’ sponsored by:

Events in A No-Nonsense Guide to 5G” include:

  • Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 12 Noon ET — “A No-Nonsense Guide to 5G: The Hype and the Reality of 5G
    • This opening panel will set the stage for Broadband Breakfast Live Online’s consideration of the policy, technology and practical questions around the 5G wireless standard. What is 5G, and why is there so much buzz about it? How much of an improvement is it over prior generations of wireless? In other words: What is real, and what is hype? How the issues of trusted partners, rights-of-way deployment, and spectrum policy interact? Where is 5G seeing early successes, and what are the stumbling blocks?”
  • Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 12 Noon ET — “A No-Nonsense Guide to 5G: National Security and Trusted Partners
    • This panel will consider the global landscape for the 5G equipment ecosystem. It will consider issues in core networks, radio access networks and in handset equipment. How has the global landscape changed? Will 5G benefit from – or suffer because of – a new Cold War with China? How are American companies reacting to federal government initiatives for trusted partners? Where can the U.S. turn for solutions and alternatives to Chinese manufacturers?
  • Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 12 Noon ET — “A No-Nonsense Guide to 5G: A Case Study of Transformative Apps in the Enterprise
    • 5G is seeing its first real successes in the enterprise marketplace. To glimpse the future more accurately, Broadband Breakfast Live Online will consider case studies of applications in enterprise environments. What technologies and processes bring 5G success to the business marketplace? What needs to happen to bring 5G successes to the consumer marketplace?
  • Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 12 Noon ET — “A No-Nonsense Guide to 5G: Wireless Infrastructure, Municipal Rights-of-Way and the 5G Rural Fund
    • To realize the promise of 5G, far more base stations — wireless infrastructure facilities — will be necessary. 5G facilities and towers may not be as big as in previous generations of wireless technology. Still, the need for far more facilities has already created tensions with municipalities over rights-of-way. How can these conflicts be minimized? What are smart cities already doing to expedite wireless infrastructure deployment? Can the process be improved? Additionally, how will the FCC’s Rural Fund for 5G affect deployment?
  • Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 12 Noon ET — “A No-Nonsense Guide to 5G: Spectrum Policies to Advance Better Broadband
    • More than simply the next generation of wireless technology, 5G deployments make use of radio frequencies from an extremely wide range. For example, some 5G deployment are using mid-band spectrum between 3.4 GigaHertz (GHz) and 6 GHz. But 5G networks also promise tap into spectrum between 24 GHz and 100 GHz. It deploys these millimeter bands using network slicing and other advanced wireless tools. What new spectrum policies are necessary for 5G to flourish?

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

SUBSCRIBE to the Broadband Breakfast YouTube channel. That way, you will be notified when events go live. Watch on YouTubeTwitter and Facebook

See a complete list of upcoming and past Broadband Breakfast Live Online events.

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Broadband Breakfast Live Online on Wednesday, November 11: Broadband and the Biden Administration

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Illustration by Heblo used with permission

See “Global Concern About 5G Security Has Become a Bipartisan Cause, Say Broadband Breakfast Panelists,” Broadband Breakfast, November 17, 2020

Our newest series is “A No-Nonsense Guide to 5G,” which will explore the policy, technology and practical questions about 5G. They include what’s real and what’s hype, trusted partners, transformative apps in the enterprise, wireless infrastructure facilities, and continued modernization of the nation’s spectrum policies.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 12 Noon ET — “A No-Nonsense Guide to 5G: National Security and Trusted Partners”

  • This panel will consider the global landscape for the 5G equipment ecosystem. It will consider issues in core networks, radio access networks and in handset equipment. How has the global landscape changed? Will 5G benefit from – or suffer because of – a new Cold War with China? How are American companies reacting to federal government initiatives for trusted partners? Where can the U.S. turn for solutions and alternatives to Chinese manufacturers?

WATCH HERE, or on YouTubeTwitter and Facebook

This event is part of a five-part event series, “A No-Nonsense Guide to 5G,” on Broadband Breakfast Live Online.

Panelists include:

  • Diane Rinaldo, Senior Vice President, Beacon Global Strategies LLC
  • Jim Lewis, Senior Vice President, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Rob Atkinson, President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
  • Ruth Berry, Acting Director for Bilateral and Regional Affairs in the Office of International Communications and Information Policy at the U.S. Department of State.
  • Drew Clark (Moderator), Editor and Publisher, Broadband Breakfast

Diane Rinaldo is one of the country’s leading authorities on 5G, telecommunications supply chain security, privacy, and Internet governance. She served as Acting Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration and Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information. During her time at NTIA, Ms. Rinaldo directed the Administration’s efforts on privacy; testified in the House of Representatives and Senate on 5G and Internet security issues; served as a principal advising the White House and Congress on 5G and supply chain; as well as other successes in education and deployment of Internet access around the world.

Jim Lewis is a senior vice president and director of the Strategic Technologies Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). His current research examines international security and governance in cyberspace, the geopolitics of innovation, the future of warfare, and the effect of the internet on politics. Before joining CSIS, Lewis worked at the Departments of State and Commerce as a foreign service officer and as a member of the Senior Executive Service. He has served as a member of the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee, the Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy, and the Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing and as an advisor to government agencies on the security and intelligence implications of foreign investment in the United States.

Rob Atkinson is founder and president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. The New Republic named him one of the “three most important thinkers about innovation,” and he has served on the Commission on Workers, Communities, and Economic Change in the New Economy under President Clinton, chair of the congressionally created National Surface Transportation Infrastructure Financing Commission under President George W. Bush, member of the National Innovation and Competitiveness Strategy Advisory Board under President Obama, and a member of the G7 Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence under President Trump. He also has served as co-chair of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy’s China-U.S. Innovation Policy Experts Group. Atkinson was previously vice president of the Progressive Policy Institute, and he also served as the first executive director of the Rhode Island Economic Policy Council public-private partnership.

Ruth Berry is the Acting Director for Bilateral and Regional Affairs in the Office of International Communications and Information Policy at the U.S. Department of State. Previously she served as the Senior Syria Assistance Coordinator in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs (2014-2018) and as a country coordinator in the Office of Foreign Assistance Resources (2011-2014). Before joining the Department of State, Ruth worked at the Department of Veteran’s Affairs on capital asset management and federal budget development for investments in infrastructure and facilities.  Ruth also worked as a Legislative Assistant in the U.S. House of Representatives where she was responsible for a range of foreign policy and domestic issues.  Originally from Wisconsin, Ruth holds a B.A. in International Relations from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon and a Masters in Middle East Studies from the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois.

Panelist resources

A No-Nonsense Guide to 5G’ sponsored by:

Events in A No-Nonsense Guide to 5G” include:

  • Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 12 Noon ET — “A No-Nonsense Guide to 5G: The Hype and the Reality of 5G
    • This opening panel will set the stage for Broadband Breakfast Live Online’s consideration of the policy, technology and practical questions around the 5G wireless standard. What is 5G, and why is there so much buzz about it? How much of an improvement is it over prior generations of wireless? In other words: What is real, and what is hype? How the issues of trusted partners, rights-of-way deployment, and spectrum policy interact? Where is 5G seeing early successes, and what are the stumbling blocks?”
  • Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 12 Noon ET — “A No-Nonsense Guide to 5G: National Security and Trusted Partners
    • This panel will consider the global landscape for the 5G equipment ecosystem. It will consider issues in core networks, radio access networks and in handset equipment. How has the global landscape changed? Will 5G benefit from – or suffer because of – a new Cold War with China? How are American companies reacting to federal government initiatives for trusted partners? Where can the U.S. turn for solutions and alternatives to Chinese manufacturers?
  • Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 12 Noon ET — “A No-Nonsense Guide to 5G: A Case Study of Transformative Apps in the Enterprise
    • 5G is seeing its first real successes in the enterprise marketplace. To glimpse the future more accurately, Broadband Breakfast Live Online will consider case studies of applications in enterprise environments. What technologies and processes bring 5G success to the business marketplace? What needs to happen to bring 5G successes to the consumer marketplace?
  • Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 12 Noon ET — “A No-Nonsense Guide to 5G: Wireless Infrastructure, Municipal Rights-of-Way and the 5G Rural Fund
    • To realize the promise of 5G, far more base stations — wireless infrastructure facilities — will be necessary. 5G facilities and towers may not be as big as in previous generations of wireless technology. Still, the need for far more facilities has already created tensions with municipalities over rights-of-way. How can these conflicts be minimized? What are smart cities already doing to expedite wireless infrastructure deployment? Can the process be improved? Additionally, how will the FCC’s Rural Fund for 5G affect deployment?
  • Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 12 Noon ET — “A No-Nonsense Guide to 5G: Spectrum Policies to Advance Better Broadband
    • More than simply the next generation of wireless technology, 5G deployments make use of radio frequencies from an extremely wide range. For example, some 5G deployment are using mid-band spectrum between 3.4 GigaHertz (GHz) and 6 GHz. But 5G networks also promise tap into spectrum between 24 GHz and 100 GHz. It deploys these millimeter bands using network slicing and other advanced wireless tools. What new spectrum policies are necessary for 5G to flourish?

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

SUBSCRIBE to the Broadband Breakfast YouTube channel. That way, you will be notified when events go live. Watch on YouTubeTwitter and Facebook

See a complete list of upcoming and past Broadband Breakfast Live Online events.

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Broadband Breakfast Live Online on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 — Preparing for Success

Broadband Breakfast Staff

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See “Global Concern About 5G Security Has Become a Bipartisan Cause, Say Broadband Breakfast Panelists,” Broadband Breakfast, November 17, 2020

Our newest series is “A No-Nonsense Guide to 5G,” which will explore the policy, technology and practical questions about 5G. They include what’s real and what’s hype, trusted partners, transformative apps in the enterprise, wireless infrastructure facilities, and continued modernization of the nation’s spectrum policies.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 12 Noon ET — “A No-Nonsense Guide to 5G: National Security and Trusted Partners”

  • This panel will consider the global landscape for the 5G equipment ecosystem. It will consider issues in core networks, radio access networks and in handset equipment. How has the global landscape changed? Will 5G benefit from – or suffer because of – a new Cold War with China? How are American companies reacting to federal government initiatives for trusted partners? Where can the U.S. turn for solutions and alternatives to Chinese manufacturers?

WATCH HERE, or on YouTubeTwitter and Facebook

This event is part of a five-part event series, “A No-Nonsense Guide to 5G,” on Broadband Breakfast Live Online.

Panelists include:

  • Diane Rinaldo, Senior Vice President, Beacon Global Strategies LLC
  • Jim Lewis, Senior Vice President, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Rob Atkinson, President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
  • Ruth Berry, Acting Director for Bilateral and Regional Affairs in the Office of International Communications and Information Policy at the U.S. Department of State.
  • Drew Clark (Moderator), Editor and Publisher, Broadband Breakfast

Diane Rinaldo is one of the country’s leading authorities on 5G, telecommunications supply chain security, privacy, and Internet governance. She served as Acting Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration and Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information. During her time at NTIA, Ms. Rinaldo directed the Administration’s efforts on privacy; testified in the House of Representatives and Senate on 5G and Internet security issues; served as a principal advising the White House and Congress on 5G and supply chain; as well as other successes in education and deployment of Internet access around the world.

Jim Lewis is a senior vice president and director of the Strategic Technologies Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). His current research examines international security and governance in cyberspace, the geopolitics of innovation, the future of warfare, and the effect of the internet on politics. Before joining CSIS, Lewis worked at the Departments of State and Commerce as a foreign service officer and as a member of the Senior Executive Service. He has served as a member of the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee, the Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy, and the Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing and as an advisor to government agencies on the security and intelligence implications of foreign investment in the United States.

Rob Atkinson is founder and president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. The New Republic named him one of the “three most important thinkers about innovation,” and he has served on the Commission on Workers, Communities, and Economic Change in the New Economy under President Clinton, chair of the congressionally created National Surface Transportation Infrastructure Financing Commission under President George W. Bush, member of the National Innovation and Competitiveness Strategy Advisory Board under President Obama, and a member of the G7 Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence under President Trump. He also has served as co-chair of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy’s China-U.S. Innovation Policy Experts Group. Atkinson was previously vice president of the Progressive Policy Institute, and he also served as the first executive director of the Rhode Island Economic Policy Council public-private partnership.

Ruth Berry is the Acting Director for Bilateral and Regional Affairs in the Office of International Communications and Information Policy at the U.S. Department of State. Previously she served as the Senior Syria Assistance Coordinator in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs (2014-2018) and as a country coordinator in the Office of Foreign Assistance Resources (2011-2014). Before joining the Department of State, Ruth worked at the Department of Veteran’s Affairs on capital asset management and federal budget development for investments in infrastructure and facilities.  Ruth also worked as a Legislative Assistant in the U.S. House of Representatives where she was responsible for a range of foreign policy and domestic issues.  Originally from Wisconsin, Ruth holds a B.A. in International Relations from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon and a Masters in Middle East Studies from the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois.

Panelist resources

A No-Nonsense Guide to 5G’ sponsored by:

Events in A No-Nonsense Guide to 5G” include:

  • Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 12 Noon ET — “A No-Nonsense Guide to 5G: The Hype and the Reality of 5G
    • This opening panel will set the stage for Broadband Breakfast Live Online’s consideration of the policy, technology and practical questions around the 5G wireless standard. What is 5G, and why is there so much buzz about it? How much of an improvement is it over prior generations of wireless? In other words: What is real, and what is hype? How the issues of trusted partners, rights-of-way deployment, and spectrum policy interact? Where is 5G seeing early successes, and what are the stumbling blocks?”
  • Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 12 Noon ET — “A No-Nonsense Guide to 5G: National Security and Trusted Partners
    • This panel will consider the global landscape for the 5G equipment ecosystem. It will consider issues in core networks, radio access networks and in handset equipment. How has the global landscape changed? Will 5G benefit from – or suffer because of – a new Cold War with China? How are American companies reacting to federal government initiatives for trusted partners? Where can the U.S. turn for solutions and alternatives to Chinese manufacturers?
  • Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 12 Noon ET — “A No-Nonsense Guide to 5G: A Case Study of Transformative Apps in the Enterprise
    • 5G is seeing its first real successes in the enterprise marketplace. To glimpse the future more accurately, Broadband Breakfast Live Online will consider case studies of applications in enterprise environments. What technologies and processes bring 5G success to the business marketplace? What needs to happen to bring 5G successes to the consumer marketplace?
  • Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 12 Noon ET — “A No-Nonsense Guide to 5G: Wireless Infrastructure, Municipal Rights-of-Way and the 5G Rural Fund
    • To realize the promise of 5G, far more base stations — wireless infrastructure facilities — will be necessary. 5G facilities and towers may not be as big as in previous generations of wireless technology. Still, the need for far more facilities has already created tensions with municipalities over rights-of-way. How can these conflicts be minimized? What are smart cities already doing to expedite wireless infrastructure deployment? Can the process be improved? Additionally, how will the FCC’s Rural Fund for 5G affect deployment?
  • Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 12 Noon ET — “A No-Nonsense Guide to 5G: Spectrum Policies to Advance Better Broadband
    • More than simply the next generation of wireless technology, 5G deployments make use of radio frequencies from an extremely wide range. For example, some 5G deployment are using mid-band spectrum between 3.4 GigaHertz (GHz) and 6 GHz. But 5G networks also promise tap into spectrum between 24 GHz and 100 GHz. It deploys these millimeter bands using network slicing and other advanced wireless tools. What new spectrum policies are necessary for 5G to flourish?

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

SUBSCRIBE to the Broadband Breakfast YouTube channel. That way, you will be notified when events go live. Watch on YouTubeTwitter and Facebook

See a complete list of upcoming and past Broadband Breakfast Live Online events.

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