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WASHINGTON, June 1, 2009 – This week marks the 19th annual conference, about “Computers, Freedom and Privacy,” which is hosted this week in Washington, D.C.

Drew Clark

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WASHINGTON, June 1, 2009 – This week marks the 19th annual conference, about “Computers, Freedom and Privacy,” which is hosted this week in Washington, D.C.

Washington has had more than its fair share of these gatherings, but it is definitely not a “Washington” event. More like Silicon Valley entrepreneurs-meets-the-Berkeley free speech movement, or cypherpunks meets copyleftists.

One question posed by the gathering, in this era in which broadband policy seems to be swallowing up the broader, decades-long politics of the Internet, is: aren’t they really one and the same? Isn’t “broadband” just another name for “the Internet?”

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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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WASHINGTON, June 1, 2009 – This week marks the 19th annual conference, about “Computers, Freedom and Privacy,” which is hosted this week in Washington, D.C.

Washington has had more than its fair share of these gatherings, but it is definitely not a “Washington” event. More like Silicon Valley entrepreneurs-meets-the-Berkeley free speech movement, or cypherpunks meets copyleftists.

One question posed by the gathering, in this era in which broadband policy seems to be swallowing up the broader, decades-long politics of the Internet, is: aren’t they really one and the same? Isn’t “broadband” just another name for “the Internet?”

[more…]

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From BroadbandCensus.com Weekly Report

WASHINGTON, June 1, 2009 – This week marks the 19th annual conference, about “Computers, Freedom and Privacy,” which is hosted this week in Washington, D.C.

Washington has had more than its fair share of these gatherings, but it is definitely not a “Washington” event. More like Silicon Valley entrepreneurs-meets-the-Berkeley free speech movement, or cypherpunks meets copyleftists.

One question posed by the gathering, in this era in which broadband policy seems to be swallowing up the broader, decades-long politics of the Internet, is: aren’t they really one and the same? Isn’t “broadband” just another name for “the Internet?”

[more…]

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WASHINGTON, June 1, 2009 – This week marks the 19th annual conference, about “Computers, Freedom and Privacy,” which is hosted this week in Washington, D.C.

Washington has had more than its fair share of these gatherings, but it is definitely not a “Washington” event. More like Silicon Valley entrepreneurs-meets-the-Berkeley free speech movement, or cypherpunks meets copyleftists.

One question posed by the gathering, in this era in which broadband policy seems to be swallowing up the broader, decades-long politics of the Internet, is: aren’t they really one and the same? Isn’t “broadband” just another name for “the Internet?”

[more…]

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