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Broadband Breakfast Live Online

Broadband Breakfast has been running Broadband Breakfast Live Online since March 2020. The high-quality programming is available for FREE and takes place every Wednesday at 12 Noon ET.

Spurred on by the coronavirus pandemic, the Washington-based Broadband Breakfast media community launched the series to address the impact of broadband on the coronavirus pandemic, including discussions about the digital divide, teleworking, distance learning, telemedicine, and network capacity.

Broadband Breakfast is currently running series on “A No-Nonsense Guide to 5G,” “Tools for Broadband Deployment,” and “Eyes on the Broadband Prize: The Quest for Parity.”

Broadband Breakfast has also hosted additional Broadband Breakfast Live Online events focusing on Section 230: Separating Fact From Fiction in sponsorship with the Computer & Communications Industry Association, a series of events on Digital Infrastructure Investment in sponsorship with SiFi Networks and UTOPIA Fiber, and its “Champions of Broadband” series featuring conversations with individuals who have devoted their careers to Better Broadband, Better Lives.

To see a complete, reverse-chronological list of past events, scroll to the bottom on this page.

A No-Nonsense Guide to 5G

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.

“While it’s true that some have over-promised what 5G will bring, it is undeniable that the next generation of wireless technology brings countless policy, standards and technology questions to the forefront,” said Broadband Breakfast Editor and Publisher Drew Clark.

“With ‘A No-Nonsense Guide to 5G,’ Broadband Breakfast brings its timely, topical and smart approach to the issues surrounding 5G.”

Broadband Breakfast Live Online’s “A No-Nonsense Guide to 5G” is sponsored by Samsung Electronics America.

Tools for Broadband Deployment

Tools for Broadband Deployment: This series explores the way that geospatial data and asset management is shaping the future of rural network delivery and performance. This series explores how market-leading fiber builders are using digital tools to map, analyze, manage and deploy new networks – with a focus on rural success stories.

Broadband Breakfast Live Online’s “Tools for Broadband Deployment” is sponsored by Render Networks and ADTRAN.

  • Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 12 Noon ET — “Tools for Broadband: Preparing for Success
    • Are you ready for rural deployment? The United States is currently in the midst of multiple, significant efforts pushing for Better Broadband for Rural America. Think of the big picture opportunity.
  • Wednesday, November 11, 2020, 12 Noon ET — “Tools for Broadband: Connecting Providers and Customers Faster
    • Case studies of network-building with an all-digital workflow. How fiber-builders are finding success in construction management, workflow processes and on-the-fly changes. In a phrase: Think workflow and business systems.
  • Wednesday, November 25, 2020, 12 Noon ET — “Tools for Broadband: CAF II and Other Rural Broadband Deployments
    • The Connect America Fund and other rural deployments: How new awardees are laying the future for managing their deployments. Think managing your budget.
  • Wednesday, December 16, 2020, 12 Noon ET — “Tools for Broadband: Mapping the Rural Broadband Buildout
    • Mapping broadband assets is only the first step. This session will explore how end-to-end data is showing that successful rural fiber networks begin with the end in the mind. Think broadband mapping.
  • Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 12 Noon ET — “Fueling the Fire of Rural Innovation
    • We’ll showcase how broadband deployment is accelerating the digital future for rural America at a time of COVID-19. Think success.

Eyes on the Broadband Prize: Overcoming Disparities to a Connected World

  • Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 12 Noon ET — “Eyes on the Broadband Prize: Billions for Rural Broadband, Pennies for Urban Broadband”
  • Wednesday, December 23, 2020, 12 Noon ET — “Eyes on the Broadband Prize: The Color of Healthcare: Using Telehealth to Close the Gap”

Previous Broadband Breakfast Live Online Series Include: Champions of Broadband

Among the individuals who participated 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, and Barbara DeGarmo and Masha Zager, CEO and Editor of Broadband Communities.

Section 230: Separating Fact From Fiction

The series on “Section 230: Separating Fact from Fiction” probed proposed changes to the landmark law as a lens through which to gauge Silicon Valley’s standing in Washington. The series was sponsored in collaboration with the Computer & Communications Industry Association.

The three events in the series include:

Digital Infrastructure Investment

Digital Infrastructure Investment is a pathbreaking event bringing the broadband infrastructure and financial services communities together to focus on the digital infrastructure and investment asset profile, including fiber, small cells, towers and data center assets required to support a 21st Century information economy.

The annual Digital Infrastructure Investment conference unites infrastructure investment fund managers, institutional investors, private equity and venture capitalists with senior broadband leaders and brings clarity to the next business model for advanced digital infrastructure.

Digital Infrastructure Investment 2020 took place online on August 10, 2020, from 1 p.m. ET to 5:30 p.m. ET, and was sponsored in collaboration with SiFi Networks and UTOPIA Fiber. The event was re-broadcast at the Broadband Communities Virtual Summit on Tuesday, September 22, 2020. To inquire about Digital Infrastructure Investment 2021, contact

Broadband Breakfast also hosted four Live Online preview events for Digital Infrastructure Investment:

Below is a chronological list of forthcoming episodes of Broadband Breakfast Live Online. The following list is subject to change:

Below is the complete reverse-chronological list of previous episodes of Broadband Breakfast Live Online:

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