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BroadbandBreakfast.com Announces Winter 2011 Breakfast Topics

WASHINGTON, January 7, 2011 – The Washington-based internet and intellectual property policy news and events service, BroadbandBreakfast.com, https://broadbandbreakfast.com, announces its Winter 2011 series of events (January through February) for the Intellectual Property and Broadband Breakfast Clubs.

All breakfast club events are held at Clyde’s of Gallery Place, 707 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001, in the Piedmont Room. Events begin at 8 a.m., with both American and continental breakfast served, and end at 10 a.m. Attendees are encouraged to join in onthe breakfast discussions.

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WASHINGTON, January 7, 2011 – The Washington-based internet and intellectual property policy news and events service, BroadbandBreakfast.com, https://broadbandbreakfast.com, announces its Winter 2011 series of events (January through February) for the Intellectual Property and Broadband Breakfast Clubs.

All breakfast club events are held at Clyde’s of Gallery Place, 707 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001, in the Piedmont Room. Events begin at 8 a.m., with both American and continental breakfast served, and end at 10 a.m. Attendees are encouraged to join in onthe breakfast discussions.

The first event in the Intellectual Property series is a legislative panel discussing “What Topics Are Top of the Mind in Intellectual Property for the 112th Congress?” to be held on Tuesday, January 11th, 2011. In it, Laurent Crenshaw, legislative director for Darrell Issa, R-Calif.; Caroline Holland, chief counsel for Herbert Kohl, D-Wis.; Neil Quinter, chief counsel for California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein, and Jeff Lowenstein, senior legislative assistant to Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., will address how party power-shifting and blowback will alter the topics and dialogue surrounding Intellectual Property Issues.

This event will be hosted and moderated by Drew Clark, Chairman and Publisher, BroadbandBreakfast.com, and is FREE of charge. Registration for the event is available at http://ipbreakfast.eventbrite.com.

The following week, on January 18th, 2011 the Broadband Breakfast Club presents “Will Congress Reopen the 1996 Telecommunications Act?” with speakers Walter McCormick, President & CEO of US Telecom and Shirley Bloomfield, CEO of the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA). Additional panelists have been invited.

The speakers will address how quickly Congress will be able to re-evaluate outdated telecommunications laws. And if a congressional re-write is in store, will it revisit the 2006 template or consider other pressing telecommunications subjects? Further, how will the FCC be affected?

The event will be moderated by Adam Bender who reports on Capitol Hill for Communications Daily, where he writes about national policies for cellphones, television and the Internet. Since joining the newsletter in June 2007, Adam has covered Congress, the FCC, federal courts and several major telecom industry conferences. He has won awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Specialized Information Publishers Association. Adam graduated from American University in May 2007 with a degree in print journalism.

Tickets for the event are $45.00 plus a small online charge. Registration for this event is available at http://broadbandbreakfast.eventbrite.com.

In February, the Intellectual Property Breakfast Club has a special breakfast on “China and Intellectual Property” at which Chinese Embassy Intellectual Property Attache Fuli Chen will be a featured speaker. Additional speakers include Mark Allen Cohen, Director of Intellectual Property at Microsoft and Steven E. Adkins, Partner, Intellectual Property at Orrick. Additional panelists have been invited. The event will be held on Tuesday, February 8th, 2011.

This event will be moderated by Drew Clark, Chairman and Publisher of BroadbandBreakfast.com, and is FREE of charge. Registration can be found at http://ipbreakfastfebruary2011.eventbrite.com.

The Broadband Breakfast Club event of February 15th, 2011 features a discussion on “Competition in the Wireless Environment: How to Get More Handsets on More Networks”. The moderator and speakers will be announced shortly. Tickets for this event are $45.00 plus a small online fee. Registration for the event can be found at http://broadbandbreakfastfebruary2011.eventbrite.com.

The Intellectual Property Breakfast Club series meets on the second Tuesday of each month. For complete details about events, the full 2011 calendar, and registration, please visit http://ipbreakfastseries.eventbrite.com. The Intellectual Property Breakfast Club is sponsored by the National Cable & Telecommunications Association and Public Knowledge.

The Broadband Breakfast Club series meets on the Third Tuesday of each month. Complete events listing and registration available at http://broadbandbreakfastseries.eventbrite.com. The Broadband Breakfast Club is sponsored by the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the U.S. Telecommunications Association (US Telecom), and the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA).

Contact:
Sylvia Syracuse
Director of Marketing and Events
BroadbandBreakfast.com
[email protected]
646-262-4630

Sylvia manages the Broadband Breakfast Club, on-the-record monthly discussion groups that meet on the THIRD Tuesday of each month. She has had a long career in non-profit development and administration, and has raised funds for technology and science education, and managed a project on health information exchange adopted by the State of New York. She understands community education and infrastructure needs for effective broadband access.

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Broadband Breakfast Live Online Wednesday, April 28, 2021 – Today’s Infrastructure, Tomorrow’s Speeds

Mala Goodrich

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Our Broadband Breakfast Live Online events take place every Wednesday at 12 Noon ET. You can watch the April 14, 2021, event on this page. You can also PARTICIPATE in the current Broadband Breakfast Live Online event. REGISTER HERE.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 12 Noon ET — “Today’s Infrastructure, Tomorrow’s Speeds”

  • An estimated 50 percent of United States households will be served by fiber-optic technology by 2025. While impressive, the figure still leaves half of America to rely on older technologies in an increasingly bandwidth-hungry world. In this installment of Broadband Breakfast Live Online, we’ll explore innovative solutions that increase the capabilities of infrastructure already in place.

Panelists:

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

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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 Live Online Wednesday April 21, 2021 – Intellectual Property and Fair Use

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Our Broadband Breakfast Live Online events take place every Wednesday at 12 Noon ET. You can watch the April 21, 2021, event on this page. You can also PARTICIPATE in the current Broadband Breakfast Live Online event. REGISTER HERE.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 12 Noon ET — “Intellectual Property and Fair Use: Restoring Balance to the Universe”

  • Intellectual Property is often seen as a cornerstone of innovation, creating an incentive structure that lets those investing in research and development reap the benefits of their hard work. But many argue that it is possible for intellectual property laws to go too far in the other direction, stifling the very progress they aim to protect. Just weeks after a landmark Supreme Court ruling on fair use, in Google v. Oracle, and one week before World Intellectual Property Day, this episode of Broadband Breakfast Live Online will feature technology and media industry insiders address the current balance in intellectual property right now.

Panelists:

  • Joseph Gratz, Partner, Durie Tangri LLP
  • Other panelists have been invited
  • Drew Clark (moderator), Editor and Publisher, Broadband Breakfast

Joseph C. Gratz is partner with Durie Tangri LLP in San Francisco.  His practice focuses on intellectual property litigation relating to the Internet. He has represented Facebook, Google, and Amazon, among others, and testified last year before the Senate Judiciary IP Subcommittee regarding Internet intermediary liability.

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 Live Online Wednesday, April 14, 2021 – Financing Broadband Infrastructure

Guests include Jeff Johnston of CoBank, Tim Herwig of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Lauren Mathena of Mid-Atlantic Broadband and Christopher Mitchell or the Institute for Local Self Reliance. Moderated by Drew Clark of Broadband Breakfast.

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Our Broadband Breakfast Live Online events take place every Wednesday at 12 Noon ET. You can watch the April 14, 2021, event on this page. You can also PARTICIPATE in the current Broadband Breakfast Live Online event. REGISTER HERE.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 12 Noon ET — “Less Than a Billion: Financing Broadband Infrastructure”

  • Congress has appropriated $3.2 billion for the Emergency Broadband Benefit and $7.2 billion for the Emergency Connectivity Fund, and more is being discussed. But internet projects still face financial constraints and regulatory hurdles in navigating the maze to obtain broadband infrastructure financing. This panel will consider funding and cost issues from the perspective of a broadband builder. How can broadband entities most effectively deploy private and public financing to meet increasing high-speed connectivity needs?

Panelists:

  • Jeff Johnston, Lead Communications Economist at CoBank
  • Tim Herwig, District Community Affairs Officer at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)
  • Christopher Mitchell, Director of the Institute for Local Self Reliance’s Community Broadband Network Initiative
  • Lauren Mathena, Director of Economic Development and Community Engagement at Mid-Atlantic Broadband (MBC)
  • Drew Clark (moderator), Editor and Publisher, Broadband Breakfast

Jeff Johnston is a lead communications economist in CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange research division, where he focuses on the communications industry. His work revolves around identifying emerging technologies, business models, risks and opportunities within the industry, and providing strategic analyses to both internal and external stakeholders. Prior to joining CoBank in 2018, Mr. Johnston was an equity analyst covering the tech, media and telecom sectors. Jeff has also held various senior management positions in the telecommunications industry. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from York University and he is also CFA charterholder.

Timothy Herwig is a District Community Affairs Officer with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).  He is officed in Chicago.  Among other responsibilities, Herwig advocates for community reinvestment by providing technical assistance to banks interested in financing rural broadband infrastructure and rural ISPs looking for private sources of debt or equity financing.  The OCC is an independent bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. The OCC charters, regulates, and supervises all national banks, federal savings associations, and federal branches and agencies of foreign banks.

Christopher Mitchell currently serves as the director of the Institute for Local Self Reliance’s Community Broadband Network Initiative. His work focuses on helping communities ensure that the telecommunications networks upon which they depend are accountable to the community. He was honored as one of the 2012 Top 25 in Public Sector Technology by Government Technology, which honors the top “Doers, Drivers, and Dreamers” in the nation each year.

Lauren Mathena is the Director of Economic Development and Community Engagement at Mid-Atlantic Broadband (MBC). In her role, Mathena serves as a regional ecosystem builder and represents MBC to a variety of local and state partners, including Southern Virginia’s economic developers who rely on MBC’s network for business attraction, retention and expansion. She is currently leading program development for the SOVA Innovation Hub, a 501(c)3 non-profit created in early 2020 with investments by MBC and Microsoft TechSpark.

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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