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Last Chance to Register for National Town Hall on ‘Net Neutrality, Copyright and National Broadband Plan’

WASHINGTON, January 18, 2010 – Monday is the last day to register to attend BroadbandBreakfast.com’s Town Hall Webcast on “Net Neutrality, Copyright Protection and the National Broadband Plan,” which takes place tomorrow, or on Tuesday, January 19, 2010, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Register at http://ipbreakfast.eventbrite.com.

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WASHINGTON, January 18, 2010 – Monday is the last day to register to attend BroadbandBreakfast.com’s Town Hall Webcast on “Net Neutrality, Copyright Protection and the National Broadband Plan,” which takes place tomorrow, or on Tuesday, January 19, 2010, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

New panelists for the event include Gigi Sohn, President and Founder of Public Knowledge; and Steven Marks, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Recording Industry Association of America.

As is customary for our breakfast series event, breakfast is available beginning at 8 a.m. at Clyde’s of Gallery Place, at 707 7th Street NW, Washington. There is a $45.00 charge to attend the breakfast in person. For this special Town Hall Webcast, we will also be live-streaming the event. Register for the breakfast, or for the FREE webcast, at http://ipbreakfast.eventbrite.com.

In addition to welcoming video remarks from FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, Kim Hart of The Hill and myself will be moderating two panels.

Technical Panel

The technical panel will consider the feasibility and desirability of filtering broadband content for copyrighted material, and also address quality-of-service and other issues bearing upon Net neutrality.

Policy Panel

The policy panel will consider whether the national broadband plan is the right vehicle for addressing copyright and Net neutrality/open internet issues.

Click here to register for future events. The Broadband Breakfast Club is a “widely attended event” under House of Representatives Rule 25, clause 5(a)(4)(A).

This BroadbandBreakfast.com National Town Hall Webcast is sponsored by Data FoundryIntel Corporation, and the National Cable and Telecommunications AssociationThe Hill is the event’s media sponsor.

Biographies and Supplemental Materials

  • Rick Carnes, President, Songwriters Guild of America
    • Nashville songwriter Rick Carnes has earned 40 platinum albums with songs recorded by artists Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, Alabama, Steve Wariner, Pam Tillis, and Dean Martin. His song, “I Can’t Even Get the Blues No More,” was Reba McEntire’s first number one single, and “Long Neck Bottle,” recorded by Garth Brooks, set a record on the Billboard charts by entering the charts at number 10. In 1978 Carnes moved from his native Memphis to Nashville in 1978 with his wife, Janis, and they recorded for RCA, Elektra Asylum, Warner Bros. and MCA records. They also work as a co-writing team and have written three top 10 recordings on Bluegrass icons, the Whites, as well as penning the jazz ballad, “Irresistible” recently featured in “Saving Face.” Vice President of the Songwriters Guild of America for 18 years, in 2003 Rick was elected President. He is also Vice President of the National Music Council and Communications Chairman of the Music United Coalition. Carnes is signed as an exclusive Songwriter for Peer Music.
    • FCC Filing: http://www.songwritersguild.com/response_sga_to_fcc.PDF
  • John Morris, General Counsel, Center for Democracy and Technology
    • John B. Morris, Jr. is General Counsel at the Center for Democracy & Technology, and is the Director of its “Internet Standards, Technology and Policy Project.” Prior to joining CDT in 2001, Morris was a partner in the law firm of Jenner & Block. At both CDT and Jenner, Morris has litigated groundbreaking cases in Internet and First Amendment law, and was a lead counsel in the successful 1996-1997 challenge to the Communications Decency Act. Morris received his B.A. magna cum laude with distinction from Yale University and his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was the Managing Editor of the Yale Law Journal. Prior to becoming a lawyer, he had significant experience in the computer industry.
    • FCC Filing: http://www.cdt.org/files/pdfs/2010_CDT_openness_comments.pdf
  • Jeffrey Lawrence, Director, Global Media and Content Policy, Intel Corporation
    • Jeffrey T. Lawrence  oversees a wide array of legislative, regulatory, and market initiatives relating to copyright, content policy and content protection. His team’s technical policy work is focused on creating competitive retail market-segments through standards based, horizontal content protection technologies and initiatives such as Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (virtual digital format); Advanced Access Content System (content protection for Blu-Ray Disc), Digital Transmission Content Protection (for compressed data in home networks); high-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (for decompressed data moving to displays); the DVD Copy Control Association (licenses CSS for DVD Video), on which he serves on the Board of Directors; and others. Lawrence also served as Director of Standards and Industry Consortia, Chair of Intel’s Copyright Practice Group, and other positions. Prior to joining Intel, Lawrence spent two years with the Japanese law firm Anderson Mori in Tokyo, and four years with Preston Gates in Portland, Oregon. He graduated from BYU in 1991, and from the University of Washington in 1987.
    • FCC Filings:
    • Other Documents:
  • Fernando Laguarda, Vice President, External Affairs and Policy Counselor, Time Warner Cable
  • Steven Marks, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Recording Industry Association of America
    • Steven Marks is part of the senior management team that develops strategy for industry-wide projects at the intersection of business, policy, legal and public relations aspects of the music industry, and oversees the legal, litigation, business affairs, and technology departments at the RIAA. He represents the industry in legislative and regulatory proceedings; leads negotiations for industry-wide licenses; coordinated industry legal strategy in the MGM v. Grokster case; and represents the industry in public dialogues and policy debates, including providing testimony before government bodies. He was chosen by Inside Counsel magazine as one of the top 50 general counsels in the U.S. Before joining RIAA, Marks was in private practice at Arnold & Porter in Washington, and Steel Hector & Davis in West Palm Beach, Florida. Marks graduated from Duke Law School and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Mary M. Schroeder of the U.S. Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit. He received his B.A. from Duke University.
    • FCC Filing: RIAA – FCC Net Neutrality NPRM Final for filing
  • Gigi Sohn, President and Founder, Public Knowledge
    • Gigi B. Sohn is President and Co-Founder of Public Knowledge, a nonprofit organization that addresses the public’s stake in the convergence of communications policy and intellectual property law. Sohn serves as the chief strategist, fundraiser and public face of Public Knowledge. She is frequently quoted in The New York Times, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal, as well as in trade and local press. Sohn also has had articles published in the Washington Post, USA Today, Variety, CNET and Legal Times, and blogs for the Huffington Post.In addition, she has appeared on numerous national and local cable, broadcast television and radio programs, including the Today Show, Good Morning America, and The McNeil-Lehrer Report. Sohn is a non-resident Fellow at the University of Southern California Annenberg Center and a Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne Faculty of Law, in Australia. She was an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University and an Adjunct Professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
    • FCC Filings:
  • Matthew Henry, Internet Policy Counsel, Data Foundry
    • Matthew Henry is the Internet policy counsel for Data Foundry, Inc. Mr. Henry is a telecom attorney whose practice focuses on privacy, regulatory, and legislative issues. His law firm, McCollough|Henry, P.C., represents a number of telecommunications companies in matters of public law, including consumer rights; regulatory and administrative law; and governmental relations. Mr. Henry is also a public advocate for Internet privacy and serves on the board of directors for Electronic Frontier Foundation Austin.
    • FCC Filings:
    • Other Documents:

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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Broadband Breakfast on October 20, 2021 — Get Your Share of $75 Billion in Broadband Grants with Broadband.Money

Providers of all sort can line up for their share of $75 billion worth of broadband grant funding.

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Our Broadband Breakfast Live Online events take place on Wednesday at 12 Noon ET. You can watch the October 20, 2021, event on this page. You can also PARTICIPATE in the current Broadband Breakfast Live Online event. REGISTER HERE.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 12 Noon ET — “How You Can Find and Win Broadband Grants through Broadband.Money”

Broadband.money makes finding and winning broadband grants easy for busy broadband professionals. In this conversation Drew Clark and Broadband.money’s Jase Wilson discuss how broadband professionals of all kinds can line up for their share of the more than $75 billion worth of broadband grant funding opportunities emerging over the course of the next year. Using a single application that unlocks grant funding from multiple programs in multiple states, the broadband.money app allows grant applicants to pinpoint underserved and unserved areas in their territory. Broadband.money even pairs applicants with private match funding sources where needed.

Whether you want to fuel your own network’s growth, prevent competitors from funding overbuilds in your territory, or learn how you can help your clients fund their network ambitions, be sure to reserve your pre-enrollment spot at broadband.money and don’t miss this must-watch special Broadband Breakfast Live Online!

Panelists:

  • Jase Wilson, Broadband.Money
  • Drew Clark, Broadband Breakfast

Drew Clark is Editor and Publisher of Broadband Breakfast.

Jase Wilson is with Broadband.Money.

WATCH HERE, or on YouTubeTwitter and Facebook

As with all Broadband Breakfast Live Online events, the FREE webcasts will take place at 12 Noon ET on Wednesday.

SUBSCRIBE to the Broadband Breakfast YouTube channel. That way, you will be notified when events go live. Watch on YouTubeTwitter and Facebook

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Broadband Breakfast on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at 12 Noon ET — On The Ground at Wispapalooza

At our October 13, 2021, event, we’ll discuss trends toward hybrid technology and government grants by WISPs.

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UPDATE: We’re taking a one-week break from Broadband Breakfast Live Online. Join us next week for our regularly scheduled program!

Our Broadband Breakfast Live Online events take place on Wednesday at 12 Noon ET. You can also PARTICIPATE in the current Broadband Breakfast Live Online event. REGISTER HERE.

Join Broadband Breakfast Live Online for Wednesday, October 13, 2021, “On the Ground at Wispapalooza.” Broadband Breakfast will discuss trends toward hybrid technology and government grants by WISPs. During our October 6, 2021, event, Broadband Breakfast also previewed the trade show.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 12 Noon ET — “On the Ground at Wispapalooza”

Wispapalooza 2021, which runs from October 11-October 14, 2021, is back, and it’s bigger than ever. The annual Las Vegas show of the Wireless Internet Service Provider industry, their partners and customers, brings together more than 2,000 WISP community attendees, more than 160 exhibitors displaying their products and services, and more than 90 panels with hundreds of experts helping the WISP ecosystem. Join Broadband Breakfast Editor and Publisher Drew Clark (also Of Counsel at the CommLaw Group and an telecom attorney to many WISP clients) as he interviews WISPS at Wispapalooza for a wide-ranging discussion of the issues and trends to expect from the wireless industry over the next year.

Panelists:

  • Guests have been invited
  • Drew Clark (moderator), Editor and Publisher of Broadband Breakfast

Drew ClarkEditor and Publisher of Broadband Breakfast, also serves as Of Counsel to The CommLaw Group. He has helped fiber-based and fixed wireless providers negotiate telecom leases and fiber IRUs, litigate to operate in the public right of way, and argue regulatory classifications before federal and state authorities. He has also worked with cities on structuring Public-Private Partnerships for better broadband access for their communities. Drew brings experts and practitioners together to advance the benefits provided by broadband. He is also the President of the Rural Telecommunications Congress.

WATCH HERE, or on YouTubeTwitter and Facebook

As with all Broadband Breakfast Live Online events, the FREE webcasts will take place at 12 Noon ET on Wednesday.

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Broadband Breakfast on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at 12 Noon ET — What’s Happening at Wispapalooza?

The Las Vegas trade show Wispapalooza 2021 is back from October 11-October 14, 2021, and it’s bigger than ever.

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Our Broadband Breakfast Live Online events take place every Wednesday at 12 Noon ET. You can watch the October 6, 2021, event on this page. You can also PARTICIPATE in the current Broadband Breakfast Live Online event. REGISTER HERE.

Join Broadband Breakfast Live Online for Wednesday, October 13, 2021, “On the Ground at Wispapalooza.” Broadband Breakfast will discuss trends toward hybrid technology and government grants by WISPs. During our October 6, 2021, event, Broadband Breakfast also previewed the trade show.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 12 Noon ET — “What’s Happening at Wispapalooza?”

Wispapalooza 2021, which runs from October 11-October 14, 2021, is back, and it’s bigger than ever. The annual Las Vegas show of the Wireless Internet Service Provider industry, their partners and customers, brings together more than 2,000 WISP community attendees, more than 160 exhibitors displaying their products and services, and more than 90 panels with hundreds of experts helping the WISP ecosystem. Join WISPA CEO Claude Aiken, local WISP CEO J.J. McGrath, and Broadband Breakfast Editor and Publisher Drew Clark (also Of Counsel at the CommLaw Group and an telecom attorney to many WISP clients), for a wide-ranging discussion of what to expect next week at Wispapalooza.

Panelists:

  • Claude Aiken, CEO, Wireless Internet Service Provider Association
  • J.J. McGrath, CEO of WISP TekWav
  • Other guests have been invited
  • Drew Clark (moderator), Editor and Publisher of Broadband Breakfast

Drew ClarkEditor and Publisher of Broadband Breakfast, also serves as Of Counsel to The CommLaw Group. He has helped fiber-based and fixed wireless providers negotiate telecom leases and fiber IRUs, litigate to operate in the public right of way, and argue regulatory classifications before federal and state authorities. He has also worked with cities on structuring Public-Private Partnerships for better broadband access for their communities. Drew brings experts and practitioners together to advance the benefits provided by broadband. He is also the President of the Rural Telecommunications Congress.

J.J. McGrath, CEO (that stands for “Chief Everything Officer”) of TekWav, has more than 20 years of experience in Information Technology. Because his dad was an engineer at Texas Instruments, J.J. learned a lot at a young age and decided to pursue a career in the industry. Since he has been in the business since 1992, J.J. has successfully navigated many changes and improvements in technology, so he can offer Texoma businesses the latest technology at a competitive price.

Claude Aiken is CEO of the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA), an association representing thousands of fixed wireless providers. In the decade prior, Aiken worked at the Federal Communications Commission as an advisor to Chairman Tom Wheeler and Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, as well as in various staff attorney roles and in senior leadership positions in the Wireline Bureau and Office of General Counsel. He graduated from New York Law School as a John Marshall Harlan Scholar specializing in information and technology law.

WATCH HERE, or on YouTubeTwitter and Facebook

As with all Broadband Breakfast Live Online events, the FREE webcasts will take place at 12 Noon ET on Wednesday.

SUBSCRIBE to the Broadband Breakfast YouTube channel. That way, you will be notified when events go live. Watch on YouTubeTwitter and Facebook

See a complete list of upcoming and past Broadband Breakfast Live Online events.

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