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Upcoming Webinar on Navigating the $7.2 Billion Broadband Stimulus

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2009 – BroadbandCensus.com and CCMI have teamed up to offer a free public webinar on tapping into the $7.2 Billion Broadband Stimulus on March 19, at 2 p.m. ET, aimed at both incumbent service providers and new market entrants.

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BroadbandCensus.com and CCMI Join to Offer a Free Public Webinar for Incumbents, New Entrants, Municipalities, Telecom Attorneys and Others

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2009 – BroadbandCensus.com and CCMI have teamed up to offer a free public webinar, “Navigate the $7.2 Billion Broadband Stimulus: A Compass For Stakeholders,” on March 19, at 2 p.m. ET. Incumbent service providers and new market entrants all want a piece of the $7.2 billion pie, but deciphering the details on how the money will be allocated, and to whom, is difficult and time consuming.

Registration for the event is available at http://ccmi.com/broadbandstimulus.

Moderator Drew Clark, founder and executive director of BroadbandCensus.com, has assembled a stellar line-up of Washington insiders and telecom practioners for a in-depth look at the broadband stimulus plan in the FREE 60-minute webinar.

Drew is widely recognized as a go-to expert on broadband policy and technology in Washington, and he’ll set the stage and lead the discussion on the implementation of the broadband stimulus legislation.

Also on the program:

  • John Kneuer, Former Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications & Information, National Telecommunications and Information Administration. The NTIA has the largest sum of broadband stimulus funds to dispense, and John will speak about the agency and its grant-making history.
  • Hilda Legg, Former Administrator, Rural Utilities Services, U.S. Department of Agriculture. Hilda will outline the RUS loan-making program, and will talk about successes and opportunities for improvement of rural broadband programs.
  • Andrew Cohill, President, Design Nine, Inc. Andrew advises municipalities and small- and mid-sized-telecommunications providers on network infrastructure, and he will detail opportunities for new entrants in attracting broadband stimulus funds.

Those who participate in the program will be able to understand the rules and procedures that the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) and the Agriculture Department’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS) will put in place to award the funds.

Discover who will be responsible for mapping broadband – states or private entities? This is a critical determinant of how stimulus funds are allocated.

Decipher the broadband speed and service quality dynamics that guide technology and investment decisions, and the critical differences between “unserved” and “underserved” markets.

Learn how the new – and still unformed – Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will impact broadband policy and strategy.

About CCMI

CCMI is the industry’s trusted source for communications data, information and applications. Communications service providers and enterprise users rely on CCMI data and training to operate more efficiently, make better decisions and stay abreast of communications technologies and trends. With extensive industry contacts, rigorous quality standards and a veteran staff, CCMI guarantees you get reliable content, world-class service and unparalleled value. Details at www.CCMI.com.

About BroadbandCensus.com

BroadbandCensus.com is a premium provider of news, information and events about broadband technology and internet policy. BroadbandCensus.com is at the forefront of understanding and explaining the implementation of the $7.2 billion broadband stimulus package on the federal, state and local level. Since January 2008, BroadbandCensus.com has been building a public, transparent and freely accessible database about local broadband speeds, prices, availability, reliability and competition. Learn more at BroadbandCensus.com.

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.

REGISTER NOW for the Broadband Breakfast Club Webinar

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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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