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Broadband Poised to Change the Fabric of Higher Education, Say Panelists at The Cable Show

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WASHINGTON, May 15, 2012 – The increasing prevalence on high-speed internet is beginning to have a major effort on universities and they way that they approach the creation and dissemination of the “content” created in higher education, said panelists speaking at a special event of BroadbandBreakfast.com at The Cable Show in Boston.

BroadbandBreakfast.com released the video of this special event, on May 21, 2012, “Higher Education: Will Broadband Succeed in Changing the DNA of Universities?”

Speakers at the event included Cecilia D’Oliveira, Executive Director, MIT Open CourseWare; Jerry Grochow, Interim Vice President for Internet2 NET+ Services; Jay A. Halfond, Dean of the Metropolitan College and Extended Education at Boston University; Charles R. Severance, Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Information at the University of Michigan; and David Weinberger, Senior Researcher at the Berkman Institute and Co-Director of the Harvard Library Innovation Lab. The event was moderated by Drew Clark, Chairman and Publisher, BroadbandBreakfast.com.

Event Highlights

Higher Education: Will Broadband Succeed in Changing the DNA of Universities?” from BroadbandBreakfast.com

Complete Program

Higher Education: Will Broadband Succeed in Changing the DNA of Universities?” from BroadbandBreakfast.com

This special event of BroadbandBreakfast.com was sponsored by the National Cable and Telecommunications Association. Learn more about the regular Broadband Breakfast Club series.

Comcast Announces Retirement of Joe Waz

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WASHINGTON, March 24, 2011 – Comcast announced the retirement Wednesday of its long-time senior vice president of external affairs and public policy counsel, Joe Waz.

The departure comes as the company restructures its Washington office in the wake of the Comcast-NBC Universal merger, which was completed earlier in the year.  As part of that shakeup, Comcast recently announced the addition of National Cable & Telecommunications Association President and CEO, Kyle McSlarrow, as incoming head of the company’s Washington office.

Waz, a graduate of Boston University and the University of Connecticut School of Law, began his tenure at Comcast more than 16 years ago.

Fellow Boston University alum and president of Public Knowledge, Gigi Sohn, issued a statement on Waz’ departure, saying, “Joe had an exemplary full-time career, starting with the Telecommunications Research and Action Center, a Ralph Nader group, and continuing through his consulting work and position with Comcast. I enjoyed working with him, even though we may disagree on issues from time to time and always believed he was an honest broker of ideas.”

Following his departure from Comcast, Wax will join the Broadband Internet Technology Advisory Group as chairman and the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship as a senior fellow.  His departure will become effective April 30.

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