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White House Official to Headline Broadband Stimulus National Town Hall Meeting on June 4

WASHINGTON, June 3, 2009 – Jim Kohlenberger, Chief of Staff in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, has confirmed that he will headline the Broadband Stimulus National Town Hall Meeting, live on the Internet, on Thursday, June 4, from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET.

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A special live Webcast event presented by TV Worldwide, National League of Cities TV, TV Mainstream and BroadbandCensus.com

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WASHINGTON, June 3, 2009 – Jim Kohlenberger, Chief of Staff in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, has confirmed that he will headline the Broadband Stimulus National Town Hall Meeting, live on the Internet, on Thursday, June 4, from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET.

The free webcast is being produced by BroadbandCensus.com, in cooperation with TV Worldwide, National League of Cities TV, and TV Mainstream.

Registration is available at http://www.nlctv.org/events/broadbandstimulus_thm/090604

With the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS) scheduled to release their first Notices of Funds Availability (NoFA) by the end of June, the topic of broadband stimulus remains extremely timely. Applicants will be expected to know and understand the landscape as they prepare their submissions.

This June 4 webcast is the first of two planned town hall meetings on the broadband stimulus. The second, a the Broadband Stimulus Workshop Webcast, is planned for Thursday, July 9, 2009, from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. That is after the expected release of the NoFA.

Registration for the June 4 event is available at http://www.nlctv.org/events/broadbandstimulus_thm/090604

The webcast will be jointly hosted by Drew Clark, Executive Director of BroadbandCensus.com and Marty Stern, Partner at K&L Gates. This webcast will focus on three areas with discussion by the following speakers:

Special Introductory Remarks

  • Jim Kohlenberger, Chief of Staff, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

The Broadband Stimulus and Tribal Initiatives

  • Deswood Tome, Executive Director, Navajo Nation Telecommunications Regulatory Authority

Scoring Grants – The latest thinking on how projects will be evaluated. What we know and what we’ve learned from other grant programs that can be applied to the broadband stimulus:

  • Joanne Hovis, Columbia Telecommunications Corporation
  • Lisa Scalpone, Vice President of Legal and Government Affairs, WildBlue
  • Scott Wallsten, Vice President, Research, Technology Policy Institute
  • Rich Wonders, Vice President, Strategic Marketing, Alcatel-Lucent

Show me the Money – What sources of private financing are available to help capitalize broadband stimulus projects

  • John Badal, CEO, Sacred Wind Communications
  • James Owen, Director, Bank Street Group
  • Tim Nulty, Chairman, ECFiberNet, the East Central Vermont Community Fiber-Optic Network

Public Private Partnerships – What are they expected to look like and how important will they be to a successful grant application

  • Jim Baller, President, Baller Herbst Law Group
  • Jonathan Banks, Senior Vice President, Law and Policy, US Telecom Association
  • John Goodman, President and CEO, A-Vu Media
  • Dan Gillison, National Director, State and Local, and Public Safety Sales, Sprint Nextel Corporation

For individuals  whose schedule do not permit attendance during the live broadcast, archived recordings of the event will be available on TV Mainstream.

Logistical Details

Date:
Thursday, June 4, 2009 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET

Location:
Online Webcast

To register: Click here to register for the webcast

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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