Last Chance to Register for Tomorrow’s Breakfast Club on ‘Data Caps, the Spectrum Crunch and the Wireless Home’

WASHINGTON, Monday, February 18th, 2013 – The broadband policy news and events service will hold its February 2013 Broadband Breakfast Club event: “Data Caps, the Spectrum Crunch and the Wireless Home” tomorrow, Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 at Clyde’s of Gallery Place, 707 7th

WASHINGTON, Monday, February 18th, 2013 – The broadband policy news and events service will hold its February 2013 Broadband Breakfast Club event:

“Data Caps, the Spectrum Crunch and the Wireless Home” tomorrow, Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 at Clyde’s of Gallery Place, 707 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001 from 8 am – 10 am.

This breakfast will explore the various scenarios that could unfold in the event of increased data caps competition, the role that spectrum access plays in provider calculations, and what could be the next steps for regulators.

Details and Registration are available at:

Speakers presently include:


Ruth Milkman, Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, Federal Communications Commission

Ruth Milkman is Chief of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, a position she held from August 2009 to June 2011, returning in June 2012. Between June 2011 and June 2012, Ms. Milkman was Special Counsel to the Chairman for Innovation in Government, and also served as co-lead of the Incentive Auction Task Force from February 2012 to June 2012. Between 1999 and 2009, Ms. Milkman was a partner in the Washington D.C. law firm of Lawler, Metzger, Milkman & Keeney, LLC, where she practiced telecommunications law. Between 1986 and 1998, Ms. Milkman served at the FCC in a variety of positions, including Deputy Chief of the International and Common Carrier Bureaus, and Senior Legal Advisor to Chairman Reed Hundt, with responsibility for wireless issues and spectrum policy. Ms. Milkman has a B.A. from Harvard University and a J.D. from the University of Michigan. She served as law clerk to the Honorable J. Harvie Wilkinson III on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Roger Entner, Founder, Recon Analytics

Mr. Entner, one of the most recognized telecom experts in the United States, leads IAG’s Communications Sector covering the wireless, wireline and cable industry. He is building IAG’s business endeavors in this rapid growth sector for IAG. Before joining IAG, he was Vice President, Wireless Telecom for Ovum, responsible for establishing Ovum as one of the leading research and analysis providers for wireless in the United States. Prior to that, Roger headed the wireless carrier group at the Yankee Group. While at the Yankee Group, Roger spearheaded and launched the new products that broadened the product portfolio to include quantitative and qualitative offerings. In both positions, Roger has been a trusted advisor to the senior leadership teams of the largest companies in the wireless industry. Roger is one of the most quoted wireless industry experts in the United States and a sought after speaker at industry and corporate events. Roger has an MBA from George Washington University and a BA from Herriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Nick Feamster, Associate Professor in the College of Computing, Georgia Tech

Nick Feamster is an associate professor in the College of Computing at Georgia Tech. He received his Ph.D. in Computer science from MIT in 2005, and his S.B. and M.Eng. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT in 2000 and 2001, respectively. His research focuses on many aspects of computer networking and networked systems, including the design, measurement, and analysis of network routing protocols, network operations and security, and anonymous communication systems. In December 2008, he received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) for his contributions to cybersecurity, notably spam filtering. His honors include the Technology Review 35 “Top Young Innovators Under 35” award, a Sloan Research Fellowship, the NSF CAREER award, the IBM Faculty Fellowship, and award papers at SIGCOMM 2006 (network-level behavior of spammers), the NSDI 2005 conference (fault detection in router configuration), Usenix Security 2002 (circumventing web censorship using Infranet), and Usenix Security 2001 (web cookie analysis).

Serena Viswanathan, Staff Attorney, Federal Trade Commission

Serena Viswanathan is a staff attorney in the Federal Trade Commission’s Division of Advertising Practices, where she investigates and litigates deceptive advertising cases. She has investigated advertising claims about cell phone radiation protection, fiber-optic cable services, parental monitoring software, and numerous health products.  Most recently, she worked on a consumer research project on how consumers interpret “up to” advertising claims, as well as the litigation against POM Wonderful regarding claims for pomegranate juice products.  Serena received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1996.

Additional Panelists Have Been Invited


Paul Barbagallo, Reporter, Bloomberg BNA

Paul Barbagallo has covered media, technology, and telecommunications policy for Bloomberg BNA’s Daily Report for Executives since December 2009. Prior to that, he served as a reporter and senior editor of Telecommunications Reports’ State Newswire, where he covered state legislative and regulatory policy issues, while contributing to TR’sflagship publication, TR Daily. Previously, he covered business and politics for newspapers and magazines in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, including The Times of Trenton and The Trentonian. He is an alumnus of Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey and is currently pursuing a M.A. in Writing from Johns Hopkins University. He can be reached at

American and Continental breakfasts are included. The program begins shortly after 8:30 a.m. Tickets to the event are $45.00 plus a small online fee.

Registration is available at

The Broadband Breakfast Club is sponsored by Comcast, Google, ICF International and US Telecom.

The Broadband Breakfast Club series meets on the third Tuesday of each month (except for August and December).

The Broadband Breakfast Club schedule can be viewed at

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Background on is in its fifth year of hosting monthly breakfast forums in Washington on broadband and related internet policy issues. These events are on the record, open to the public and consider a wide range of viewpoints. Our Broadband Breakfast Club meets on the third tuesday of every month (except for August and December).

Our elected official keynotes have included Representatives Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), John Conyers (D-MI), Diane Watson (D-CA), Joe Barton (R-TX) and the former Rep. Rick Boucher (D-VA).

Our agency and commission official keynotes have included Deputy Undersecretary for Agriculture Dallas Tonsager, Julius Genachowski, Chairman FCC; former RUS Administrator, Jonathan Adelstein, Julie Brill, Federal Trade Commissioner; Anna Gomez, Deputy Assistant Secretary NTIA.

Our moderated discussion panels are comprised of leaders from a wide variety of organizations including government, industry, law firms, academia, nonprofit, journalism and many others.

Our audiences are equally diverse.

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