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Do Consumers Really Care About the Smart Grid? Some Think Not, at Broadband Breakfast Club

WASHINGTON, July 21, 2010 – The “smart grid,” or the way that the electric infrastructure can be enhanced with interactive, telecommunications- and broadband-related capabilities, may not be that important for consumers, said panelists at Tuesday’s Broadband Breakfast Club.

At the same time, the Federal Communications Commission Energy and Environment Director Nick Sinai, in a keynote speech at the Broadband Breakfast Club, said that intelligent electric infrastructure — including consumer data about energy use — could enhance competition in electricity and in broadband.

The event is available on BroadbandBreakfast.com at the following link.

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WASHINGTON, July 21, 2010 – The “smart grid,” or the way that the electric infrastructure can be enhanced with interactive, telecommunications- and broadband-related capabilities, may not be that important for consumers, said panelists at Tuesday’s Broadband Breakfast Club.

At the same time, the Federal Communications Commission Energy and Environment Director Nick Sinai, in a keynote speech at the Broadband Breakfast Club, said that  intelligent electric infrastructure — including consumer data about energy use — could enhance competition in electricity and in broadband.

“The federal government’s role isn’t to figure this out, neither is it the state role,” said Sinai. However, “We need to set the conditions, so that utilities can continue to modernize, and deliver secure and reliable” electricity.

BroadbandBreakfast.com on Wednesday released, for FREE, the full-length video of the Broadband Breakfast Club event on Tuesday, July 20, which included Sinai’s keynote, followed by a discussion with two representatives of utilities, and two officials from the telecommunications industry. The event was moderated by Cynthia Brumfield, an energy and telecommunications analyst at the Utilities Telecom Council.

The panelists included:

  • Joseph Andersen, Energy & Environment Consultant, Telecommunications Industry Association
  • Bob Hance, President & CEO, Midwest Energy Cooperative
  • Brett Kilbourne, Director of Regulatory Services and Associate Counsel, Utilities Telecom Council
  • Larry Plumb, Executive Director, Emerging Issues & Technology Policy, Verizon Communications
  • Nick Sinai, Energy & Environment Director, Omnibus Broadband Initiative, Federal Communications Commission.

The event is available on BroadbandBreakfast.com at the following link.

Don’t miss the next Broadband Broadband Breakfast Club, on Tuesday, September 21, 2010, on “You Say Title I, I Say Title II: What to Call Broadband Regulation?” Registration will soon be available at http://broadbandbreakfast.eventbrite.com.

The Broadband Breakfast Club is sponsored by the Telecommunications Industry Association, the National Cable and Telecommunications Association, International Broadband Electric Communications, Inc., and the Benton Foundation.

For further information about sponsorship, contact sylvia@broadbandcensus.com, or call 646-262-4630. The Broadband Breakfast Club is Copyright © Broadband Census News LLC.

Broadband Breakfast is a decade-old news organization based in Washington that is building a community of interest around broadband policy and internet technology, with a particular focus on better broadband infrastructure, the politics of privacy and the regulation of social media. Learn more about Broadband Breakfast.

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Broadband Breakfast Live Online Wednesday, May 26, 2021 – Ask Us About Section 230

Mala Goodrich

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WASHINGTON, July 21, 2010 – The “smart grid,” or the way that the electric infrastructure can be enhanced with interactive, telecommunications- and broadband-related capabilities, may not be that important for consumers, said panelists at Tuesday’s Broadband Breakfast Club.

At the same time, the Federal Communications Commission Energy and Environment Director Nick Sinai, in a keynote speech at the Broadband Breakfast Club, said that  intelligent electric infrastructure — including consumer data about energy use — could enhance competition in electricity and in broadband.

“The federal government’s role isn’t to figure this out, neither is it the state role,” said Sinai. However, “We need to set the conditions, so that utilities can continue to modernize, and deliver secure and reliable” electricity.

BroadbandBreakfast.com on Wednesday released, for FREE, the full-length video of the Broadband Breakfast Club event on Tuesday, July 20, which included Sinai’s keynote, followed by a discussion with two representatives of utilities, and two officials from the telecommunications industry. The event was moderated by Cynthia Brumfield, an energy and telecommunications analyst at the Utilities Telecom Council.

The panelists included:

  • Joseph Andersen, Energy & Environment Consultant, Telecommunications Industry Association
  • Bob Hance, President & CEO, Midwest Energy Cooperative
  • Brett Kilbourne, Director of Regulatory Services and Associate Counsel, Utilities Telecom Council
  • Larry Plumb, Executive Director, Emerging Issues & Technology Policy, Verizon Communications
  • Nick Sinai, Energy & Environment Director, Omnibus Broadband Initiative, Federal Communications Commission.

The event is available on BroadbandBreakfast.com at the following link.

Don’t miss the next Broadband Broadband Breakfast Club, on Tuesday, September 21, 2010, on “You Say Title I, I Say Title II: What to Call Broadband Regulation?” Registration will soon be available at http://broadbandbreakfast.eventbrite.com.

The Broadband Breakfast Club is sponsored by the Telecommunications Industry Association, the National Cable and Telecommunications Association, International Broadband Electric Communications, Inc., and the Benton Foundation.

For further information about sponsorship, contact sylvia@broadbandcensus.com, or call 646-262-4630. The Broadband Breakfast Club is Copyright © Broadband Census News LLC.

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Broadband Breakfast Live Online Wednesday, May 19, 2021 – Ask Us About Radio Frequency Spectrum

Mala Goodrich

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WASHINGTON, July 21, 2010 – The “smart grid,” or the way that the electric infrastructure can be enhanced with interactive, telecommunications- and broadband-related capabilities, may not be that important for consumers, said panelists at Tuesday’s Broadband Breakfast Club.

At the same time, the Federal Communications Commission Energy and Environment Director Nick Sinai, in a keynote speech at the Broadband Breakfast Club, said that  intelligent electric infrastructure — including consumer data about energy use — could enhance competition in electricity and in broadband.

“The federal government’s role isn’t to figure this out, neither is it the state role,” said Sinai. However, “We need to set the conditions, so that utilities can continue to modernize, and deliver secure and reliable” electricity.

BroadbandBreakfast.com on Wednesday released, for FREE, the full-length video of the Broadband Breakfast Club event on Tuesday, July 20, which included Sinai’s keynote, followed by a discussion with two representatives of utilities, and two officials from the telecommunications industry. The event was moderated by Cynthia Brumfield, an energy and telecommunications analyst at the Utilities Telecom Council.

The panelists included:

  • Joseph Andersen, Energy & Environment Consultant, Telecommunications Industry Association
  • Bob Hance, President & CEO, Midwest Energy Cooperative
  • Brett Kilbourne, Director of Regulatory Services and Associate Counsel, Utilities Telecom Council
  • Larry Plumb, Executive Director, Emerging Issues & Technology Policy, Verizon Communications
  • Nick Sinai, Energy & Environment Director, Omnibus Broadband Initiative, Federal Communications Commission.

The event is available on BroadbandBreakfast.com at the following link.

Don’t miss the next Broadband Broadband Breakfast Club, on Tuesday, September 21, 2010, on “You Say Title I, I Say Title II: What to Call Broadband Regulation?” Registration will soon be available at http://broadbandbreakfast.eventbrite.com.

The Broadband Breakfast Club is sponsored by the Telecommunications Industry Association, the National Cable and Telecommunications Association, International Broadband Electric Communications, Inc., and the Benton Foundation.

For further information about sponsorship, contact sylvia@broadbandcensus.com, or call 646-262-4630. The Broadband Breakfast Club is Copyright © Broadband Census News LLC.

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Broadband Breakfast Live Online Wednesday, May 12, 2021 – Ask Us About Net Neutrality

On May 12, 2021, ask us anything about Net Neutrality during Broadband Breakfast Live Online!

Mala Goodrich

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WASHINGTON, July 21, 2010 – The “smart grid,” or the way that the electric infrastructure can be enhanced with interactive, telecommunications- and broadband-related capabilities, may not be that important for consumers, said panelists at Tuesday’s Broadband Breakfast Club.

At the same time, the Federal Communications Commission Energy and Environment Director Nick Sinai, in a keynote speech at the Broadband Breakfast Club, said that  intelligent electric infrastructure — including consumer data about energy use — could enhance competition in electricity and in broadband.

“The federal government’s role isn’t to figure this out, neither is it the state role,” said Sinai. However, “We need to set the conditions, so that utilities can continue to modernize, and deliver secure and reliable” electricity.

BroadbandBreakfast.com on Wednesday released, for FREE, the full-length video of the Broadband Breakfast Club event on Tuesday, July 20, which included Sinai’s keynote, followed by a discussion with two representatives of utilities, and two officials from the telecommunications industry. The event was moderated by Cynthia Brumfield, an energy and telecommunications analyst at the Utilities Telecom Council.

The panelists included:

  • Joseph Andersen, Energy & Environment Consultant, Telecommunications Industry Association
  • Bob Hance, President & CEO, Midwest Energy Cooperative
  • Brett Kilbourne, Director of Regulatory Services and Associate Counsel, Utilities Telecom Council
  • Larry Plumb, Executive Director, Emerging Issues & Technology Policy, Verizon Communications
  • Nick Sinai, Energy & Environment Director, Omnibus Broadband Initiative, Federal Communications Commission.

The event is available on BroadbandBreakfast.com at the following link.

Don’t miss the next Broadband Broadband Breakfast Club, on Tuesday, September 21, 2010, on “You Say Title I, I Say Title II: What to Call Broadband Regulation?” Registration will soon be available at http://broadbandbreakfast.eventbrite.com.

The Broadband Breakfast Club is sponsored by the Telecommunications Industry Association, the National Cable and Telecommunications Association, International Broadband Electric Communications, Inc., and the Benton Foundation.

For further information about sponsorship, contact sylvia@broadbandcensus.com, or call 646-262-4630. The Broadband Breakfast Club is Copyright © Broadband Census News LLC.

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