Posts Tagged ‘Drew Clark’

Drew Clark Live at Mountain Connect: Washington Wireless Policy

Broadband's Impact, Wireless June 6th, 2016

KEYSTONE, Colorado, June 6, 2016 – Three Washington wireless policy experts – Stephen Coran of Lerman Senter, Jonathan Adelstein of the Wireless Infrastructure Association, and Michael Calabrese of the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute - addressed current issues discussed at Mountain Connect here.

Drew Clark Live at Mountain Connect: Bruce Patterson of Ammon, Idaho

Broadband's Impact June 6th, 2016

KEYSTONE, Colorado, June 6, 2016 – Here at Mountain Connect, I caught up with Bruce Patterson, the chief technologist in Ammon, Idaho (a suburb of Idaho Falls), where he discussed the innovative open access network that is common online in this city of 13,000. He and Jeff Christensen, President of Entry Point Networks, spoke about […]

Drew Clark Live at Mountain Connect: Lori Sherwood of Vantage Point

Broadband's Impact June 6th, 2016

KEYSTONE, Colorado, June 6, 2016 – My interview with Lori Sherwood, following her panel discussion on “Financing Options for Municipal Networks” at the Mountain Connect conference here. Panelist during her discussion were Jason Gredell of J.P. Morgan Chase, Brian Garcia of Aegis Capital and Kevin Padrick of Symmetrical Networks.

Drew Clark Live at Mountain Connect: Kelleigh Cole of the Utah Broadband Project

Broadband's Impact June 6th, 2016

KEYSTONE, Colorado, June 6, 2016 – Continuing my live interviews at Mountain Connect, I interview Kelleigh Cole of the Utah Broadband Project. Kelleigh holds the position in Illinois similar to the role I had as Executive Director of the Partnership for a Connected Illinois from 2010-2013.

Drew Clark Live at Mountain Connect: Colorado Fiber Community

Broadband's Impact June 6th, 2016

KEYSTONE, Colorado, June 6, 2016 – Here at the Mountain Connect conference at the heart of the Rockies, I caught up with Paul Recanzone and Alex Telthorst of Colorado Fiber Community. They addressed the benefits of shared infrastructure for rural broadband communities.

Utah’s Broadband Tech Summit to Convene in Gigabit City of Provo

Broadband's Impact October 6th, 2015

PROVO, Utah, October 6, 2015 – One of the highest-bandwidth cities in the country will next week host the Utah Broadband Tech Summit here on Wednesday, October 14.

The event, sponsored by the Utah Broadband Outreach Center, will bring national experts from Washington together with practitioners of Gigabit Networks throughout the state

“The Utah Broadband Tech Summit is an annual event focusing on how providers and communities can work together to meet increasing infrastructure demands,” said Kelleigh Cole, director of the Utah Broadband Outreach Center. “As network usage increases and devices become smarter, preparing for these advancements will give communities, businesses and individuals a competitive advantage.”


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Giants of Broadband: A Personal Remembrance of Scott DeGarmo

Broadband's Impact August 31st, 2015

Editor’s Note: The broadband world has lost three visionary giants over the past several months: Scott DeGarmo, Charles Benton and Don Samuelson. Each of these men had a significant impact on the world of advancing high-speed communications. Personally, each of them also had a significant impact on my professional career in broadband. I have had countless interactions with each of them over the course of many years.

SALT LAKE CITY, August 31, 2015 – I learned of the passing of Broadband Communities CEO Scott DeGarmo from pancreatic cancer two weeks ago this morning. One of my colleagues on the board of the non-profit Rural Telecommunications Congress had shared the news. His death came just one month prior to his company’s next conference, “Fiber for the New Economy” in Lexington, Kentucky.

I immediately sent off my condolences — now joined with dozens of others on the Broadband Communities web site — to those in his company whom I have known and with whom I have interacted on my levels.


Broadband Conferences This Week in Three Time Zones to Consider National, Regional, State Initiatives

Broadband's Impact June 8th, 2015

June 8, 2015 – Broadband conference this week in three time zones will consider the next stages of nation-, region- and state-wide broadband initiatives.

The conferences, in the Mountain, Central and Eastern Time zones, begin on Monday and Tuesday in Vail, Colorado with the “Mountain Connect” program. The program includes keynote presentations by Connected Nation Exchange and Dave Zelenok, chief innovation officer for the city of Centennial.

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At Chicago’s McCormick Place, the web site Light Reading’s third annual Big Telecom Event on Tuesday and Wednesday includes an array of discussions about building Gigabit Networks across the country. On Tuesday, former National Broadband Plan Director Blair Levin participates in a panel discussion about “network services” for the Gigabit Age.

And on Thursday and Friday, in Albany, the New York State Broadband Program Office hosts its third annual broadband summit.  The summit this week will highly New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new $1 billion state broadband program designed to leverage public and private resources, and which the program office called “the largest and boldest state investment in universal broadband deployment in the country.”


At the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains in Vail, Moutain Connect aims to “facilitate and accelerate the maturation of broadband infrastructure transforming technology innovation, policy and sustainable economic prosperity for communities in Colorado.”
In 2014, the program featured keynote addresses from Phil Halstead, then-Executive Director of the Partnership for a Connected Illinois, plus individuals associated with a Wi-Fi network in Vail.

This year, in addition to Centennial, the program includes individuals from communities in Colorado including Longmont, Montrose, Vail and others. Also addressing the audience will be a range of companies offering services to build public-private networks.

Drew Clark Quoted in Communications Daily on Municipal Broadband and Wired West

Universal Service May 20th, 2015

In a story from Communications Daily about the progress of WiredWest, the Massachusetts-based municipal broadband effort, reporter Samantha Madison quotes me as follows. Drew Clark, of counsel to Kirton McConkie, said this is an exciting time because it’s a great implementation of the next phase of what the broadband stimulus efforts were about. States are making […]

Consider the Broadband Breakfast Club in Salt Lake City, Discussing ‘GigUtah’: How Fiber Networks Are Transforming Utah

Broadband TV, Fiber, Gigabit Networks April 28th, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY, April 28, 2015 – The Utah Breakfast Club and Broadband Breakfast Club released the video of the organizations’ most recent event, “GigUtah: How Fiber Networks Are Transforming Salt Lake City, Provo and Utah.”

Panelists from the event included:

  • Devin Baer, Head of Fiber Business, Salt Lake, Google
  • Paul Cutler, Mayor, City of Centerville
  • Brock Johansen, President, Emory Telecom, Orangeville, Utah
  • Justin Jones, Vice President, Public Policy and Communications, Salt Lake Chamber
  • David Shaw, Shareholder, Kirton McConkie; Chair, Government and Utilities Practice Group
  • Nole Walkingshaw, Manager, Institutional Engagement, Salt Lake City
  • Moderated by Drew Clark, Of Counsel, Kirton McConkie; Founder, Utah Breakfast Club

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