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BroadbandCensus.com Editor Drew Clark on Technology Lawyer Radio

WASHINGTON, March 12, 2009 – Thursday’s wireless edition of My Technology Lawyer Radio will focus on the hot topics of federal applications for stimulus spending grants, plus developments in the federal prosecution of former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman on corruption charges.

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Tech Radio Today to Focus on $7.2 Billion in Federal Broadband Stimulus Grants

WASHINGTON, March 12, 2009 – Today’s wireless edition of My Technology Lawyer Radio will focus on the hot topics of federal applications for stimulus spending grants (partly in such broadband areas as wireless), plus major new developments in the controversial federal prosecution of former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman on corruption charges.

This week’s guests for the weekly show webcast at 12 noon (Eastern) by co-hosts Andrew Kreig and Scott Draughon will be:

•    Drew Clark, executive director of Broadband Census.com.  It charts broadband deployments and policy throughout the U.S, and focuses on how both incumbent service providers and new market entrants seek a piece of the $7.2 billion federal stimulus funds for broadband.   He’ll describe the federal government’s seminar this week on how to obtain, preview his own group’s webinar March 19 on how the money will be allocated.  Also, he’ll comment on the March 11Washington Post story headlined, “Stimulus Applications Could Overwhelm Grants.gov.”

•    Priscilla Black Duncan, an attorney who represents Alabama attorney and whistleblower Dana Jill Simpson.  Duncan will discuss a federal appeals court decision last Friday confirming most of corruption charges against former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman despite Simpson’s claims that Siegelman was framed.

My Technology Lawyer Radio will continue with its cutting-edge coverage of Siegelman’s prosecution in Alabama, one of the nation’s most controversial in recent years.  A witness in 2007 before staff of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, Simpson filed an affidavit nearly two years ago claiming irregularities in the prosecution.  So did a group of 54 former attorneys generals in a friend of the court brief last May urging the appeals court to reverse Siegelman’s conviction.

Targets have denied the claims, as did the appeals court last week in affirming most of the charges against Siegelman stemming from 1999 when he was Alabama’s last Democratic governor. “This is an extraordinary case,” the Siegelman appeals court judges wrote.  It involves allegations of corruption at the highest levels of Alabama state government.”

Today’s show begins with a round-up of news related to wireless technology law and policy.  A Listen Live! link connects to today’s radio stream, plus archived past shows.  Radio listeners can call-in questions at 866-685-7469 or by email: radio@MyTechnologyLawyer.com.

About Broadband Census.com

BroadbandCensus.com provides news and information about broadband access and deployment.  Founded in January, 2008, it aims to publish the most timely and topical news on broadband, from the broadband stimulus package to proposals for a universal broadband fund.  It provides comprehensive public and transparent collection of data about local broadband speeds, prices, availability, reliability and competition.  Help fill the broadband data gap by “Taking the Broadband Census.” Details at http://BroadbandCensus.com

About Priscilla Black Duncan

Priscilla Black Duncan is principal at the firm P.B. Duncan & Associates, L.L.C. based in Montgomery, AL.  Before undertaking a practice in criminal and civil law, she was the consumer affairs director for the office of Alabama’s Attorney General, and was an editor and investigative reporter for daily newspapers.

About My Technology Lawyer Radio Show

Richard Scott Draughon is host and producer of the My Technology Lawyer Radio Show, which is affiliated with MyTechnologyLawyer.com — an on-demand legal service.  For details, visit: http://www.mytechnologylawyer.com.  Among other projects, he will be organizing cutting-edge sessions at the Technosium on March 26 in San Francisco.  Details: www.technosium.com.

About Andrew Kreig

Andrew Kreig draws on work in business, law, government and journalism.  Former president of the Wireless Communications Association International from 1996 to last summer, he is an attorney, author and journalist who is a leader in several technology-related public affairs organizations.

Drew Clark is the Editor and Publisher of BroadbandBreakfast.com and a nationally-respected telecommunications attorney at The CommLaw Group. He has closely tracked the trends in and mechanics of digital infrastructure for 20 years, and has helped fiber-based and fixed wireless providers navigate coverage, identify markets, broker infrastructure, and operate in the public right of way. The articles and posts on Broadband Breakfast and affiliated social media, including the BroadbandCensus Twitter feed, are not legal advice or legal services, do not constitute the creation of an attorney-client privilege, and represent the views of their respective authors.

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DC versus SF: A Clash of Vision for Tech Policy Event on Monday, October 28, at 3 p.m. ET

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From our friends at TechFreedom:

How do DC and SF think about the future? Are their visions of how to promote, and adapt to, technological change compatible? Or are America’s policymakers fundamentally in conflict with its innovators? Can technology ultimately trump politics?

In the near-term, are traditional left/right divides breaking down? What are the real fault lines in technology policy? Where might a divided Congress reach consensus on tech policy issues like privacy, immigration, copyright, censorship, Internet freedom and biotech?

For answers and more questions, join moderator Declan McCullagh (Chief Political Correspondent for CNET), and a panel of technology policy experts: Berin Szoka (President, TechFreedom), Larry Downes (author, Laws of Disruption), and Mike McGeary (Co-Founder and Chief Political Strategist, Engine Advocacy). This event is co-sponsored by TechFreedom, Reason Foundation, and the Charles Koch Institute.

RSVP here. A live stream will be available here, and you can follow the conversation on Twitter with #DCvSF.

When:
Monday, October 28, 2013
12:00pm – 1:30 PT
The live stream will be available on this page.

Where:
Hyatt Regency
5 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA 94111

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Broadband Breakfast Club Webinar, on Tuesday, October 22, at 11 a.m. ET, Will Focus on State Broadband Initiative Summits

October 18, 2013 – With several state broadband entities hosting summits in the remainder of October, the Broadband Breakfast Club is hosting its next webinar on the topic of “Upcoming State Broadband Summits: Michigan, Utah and Others Bring Intenet Knowledge and Practice For Economic Development” on Tuesday, October 22, at 11 a.m. ET/10 a.m. CT.

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October 18, 2013 – With several state broadband entities hosting summits in the remainder of October, the Broadband Breakfast Club is hosting its next webinar on the topic of “Upcoming State Broadband Summits: Michigan, Utah and Others Bring Intenet Knowledge and Practice For Economic Development” on Tuesday, October 22, at 11 a.m. ET/10 a.m. CT.

REGISTER NOW for the Broadband Breakfast Club Webinar

State Broadband Initiative entities have played a significant role in mapping high-speed internet services over the past four years. Their data collection activities have opened the way for new applications and services, and for enhancing the broadband climate throughout the country. They also play a key role in convening, connecting and fostering collaboration among stakeholders in their respective states.

During the month of October, several states will be hosting broadband summits, including Idaho, Michigan, Oregon, Utah and Wyoming. In this FREE Broadband Breakfast Club webinar, we’ll speak with leaders from State Broadband Initiative entities about their upcoming summits.

Participants:
Kelleigh Cole, Manager, Utah Broadband Project
Erick Frederick, Executive Director, Connect Michigan

Other participants have been invited.

Moderator:Drew Clark, Chairman and Publisher, BroadbandBreakfast.com

REGISTER NOW for the Broadband Breakfast Club Webinar on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, at 11 a.m. ET/10 a.m. CT.

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Discussion About Needs and Issues in FirstNet at Broadband Breakfast Club Virtual Event

October 15, 2013 – The Broadband Breakfast Club posted the video of its virtual discussion, “How Will FirstNet Improve Public Safety Communications?” featuring William Vallee, State Broadband Policy Coordinator, Office of Consumer Counsel, State of Connecticut; Brett Kilbourn, Vice President of Government and Industry Affairs, Utilities Telecom Council; and Penny Rubow, Program Manager for the FirstNet program in the State of Arkansas.

PLEASE BEGIN WATCHING THE VIDEO AT THE 5:00 MINUTE MARK: technical difficulties led to preview content being recorded.

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October 15, 2013 – The Broadband Breakfast Club posted the video of its virtual discussion, “How Will FirstNet Improve Public Safety Communications?” featuring William Vallee, State Broadband Policy Coordinator, Office of Consumer Counsel, State of Connecticut; Brett Kilbourn, Vice President of Government and Industry Affairs, Utilities Telecom Council; and Penny Rubow, Program Manager for the FirstNet program in the State of Arkansas.

PLEASE BEGIN WATCHING THE VIDEO AT THE 5:00 MINUTE MARK: technical difficulties led to preview content being recorded.

Also, below are the full PowerPoint presentations offered by Vallee and by Kilbourne.

William Vallee – Broadband Breakfast Webinar on FirstNet – 10 15 2013

Brett Kilbourne – Broadband Breakfast Webinar on FirstNet – 10-15-2013

 

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