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Gigabit Networks in Austin, Texas

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At the Broadband Communities Summit here in Austin, three providers — Google, AT&T and Grande Communications — discuss their Gigabit Network strategy.

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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Gigabit Networks Will Enable World of Virtual Work

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AUSTIN, Texas, April 8, 2014 – Imagine a world in which we connect to our “virtual office” by unleashing our Gigabit Network connections from our home, said Rob Pettiford, of Cox Communications, at the Broadband Communities Summit here.

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Participate in the Conversation on the Present and Future of Mobile Health at the April 16th Breakfast Club

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WASHINGTON, Monday, April 8th, 2013 – The broadband policy news and events service BroadbandBreakfast.com will hold its April 2013 Broadband Breakfast Club event:

“Mobile Health: Will Wireless Devices Help Solve the Nation’s Health Crises?” on Tuesday, April 16th 2013 at Clyde’s of Gallery Place, 707 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001 from 8 am – 10 am.

This event will address the current state of mobile health endeavors on various devices, including tele-health, smartphone, iPad, email and other forms of wireless communications between patients, doctors and related professionals. We will be addressing the following:

•            Imminent and long term regulatory and adoption outlooks for mobile health on wireless devices

•            The state of app and platform development: most promising coming up this year, which players are involved,    successes thus far in adoption and medical outcomes and what the future holds. Are there any limits to these technologies?

•            Privacy and Security of patient information on mobile devices

•            The role of broadband accessibility in the ultimate success of mobile health initiatives

American and Continental breakfasts are included. The program begins shortly after 8:30 a.m. Tickets to the event are $45.00 plus a small online fee.

Registration is available at http://broadbandbreakfast.eventbrite.com

The Broadband Breakfast Club is sponsored by Comcast, Google and US Telecom.

Keynote Speaker:

 

Jacob Reider

Chief Medical Officer

Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

US Department of Health and Human Services

Jacob Reider, MD is a family physician with 20 years of experience in health information technology and special interest in clinical innovation, user experience, and clinical decision support. His background includes leadership roles in nearly all facets of the health IT domain – from small start-up companies to academic facilities, primary care medical groups, and large health IT development organizations. Dr. Reider has served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Medical Students Association, the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, and has served in directorial positions on boards of several innovative health IT companies.

Panel:

 

Robert Jarrin

Senior Director of Government Affairs

Qualcomm

Robert Jarrin represents Qualcomm on U.S. domestic regulatory matters relating to wireless health and life sciences. Externally, Jarrin is a member of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Mobile Initiatives (mHIMSS) Advisory Council, leads the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) Policy A-Team on Telehealth and Meaningful Use, is the U.S. Chair for the European-American Business Council (EABC) eHealth Policy Group, and serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of Medical Automation.  He also served for three years as co-chair of the U.S. Policy Working Group for the Continua Health Alliance, and is seated on the Board of Directors for Vida Senior Centers. In June 2012, Jarrin was asked by FCC Chairman Genachowski to help lead a task force that is currently studying how best to accelerate the proliferation of mobile health (mHealth) technologies. In September 2012, this task force prepared and presented the FCC with a formal report detailing material findings, concrete recommendations and actionable goals for the FCC and other federal agencies. Prior to joining Qualcomm, Jarrin worked as a manager of Strategic Partnerships for Ericsson Wireless Communications, served as a law clerk in the White House Office of Counsel to President Clinton and also served as a law clerk and subsequent consultant in the U.S. Department of Justice to Attorney General Janet Reno. Jarrin frequently lectures on mHealth and medical device regulations for the George Washington University Health Policy Department and the Case Western Reserve University, Case School of Engineering. Jarrin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland at College Park and a Juris Doctorate from Northeastern University School of Law.

Deven McGraw

Director of the Healthy Privacy Project

Center for Democracy and Technology

CDT’s Health and Privacy Project is focused on developing and promoting workable privacy and security protections for electronic personal health information. Ms. McGraw was one of three persons appointed by Kathleen Sebelius, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), to serve on the Health Information Technology (HIT) Policy Committee, a federal advisory committee established in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. She also served on two key workgroups of the American Health Information Community (AHIC), the federal advisory body established by HHS in the Bush Administration to develop recommendations on how to facilitate use of health information technology to improve health. She also served on the Policy Steering Committee of the eHealth Initiative and now serves on its Leadership Committee. She is also on the Steering Group of the Markle Foundation’s Connecting for Health multi-stakeholder initiative. Ms. McGraw has a strong background in health care policy. Prior to joining CDT, Ms. McGraw was the Chief Operating Officer of the National Partnership for Women & Families, providing strategic direction and oversight for all of the organization’s core program areas. She also served as Deputy Legal Counsel to the Governor of Massachusetts and taught in the Federal Legislation Clinic at the Georgetown University Law Center. Ms. McGraw graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maryland. She earned her J.D., magna cum laude, and her L.L.M. from Georgetown University Law Center. She also has a Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.

Joel White

Executive Director

Health IT Now Coalition

The Health IT Now Coalition is a diverse group of organizations representing patients, health providers, health insurers, agents, and brokers, employers and unions that have come together to help integrate information technology into health care. Mr. White spent twelve years on Capitol Hill as professional staff, during which he helped enact nine laws, including the Medicare Modernization Act, the Deficit Reduction Act, the Tax Reform and Health Care Act, the Trade Act, and the Children’s Health Act. Mr. White was instrumental in developing the Part D e-prescribing law in the Medicare Modernization Act and in developing legislation that passed the House to promote the adoption and use of health information technology. Mr. White was the Staff Director of the Ways and Means Health Subcommittee with responsibility for advising Members of Congress and directing staff on all policy issues within the jurisdiction of the Subcommittee. The issues include Medicare, Health Savings Accounts, tax credits for health insurance, HIPAA, mental health parity, and health information technology. 

Jacob Reider, Chief Medical Officer, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology 

 

Moderator: 

Paul Kirby, Senior Editor, TRDaily

Paul Kirby is a senior editor at TR Daily. He’s been at TR since 2000, exclusively covering wireless policy issues. Before that, he worked for six years at Reuters, where he was a staffer on the wire service’s broadcast/online desk. Prior to joining Reuters, Paul covered Washington for Florida and Louisiana newspapers at a regional wire service. He has also been a business reporter at the Gainesville Sun in Florida and a local government reporter at the Newport News Daily Press in Virginia. Paul is an alumnus of the University of Maryland at College Park. He grew up in the Washington area.

Background on BroadbandBreakfast.com

BroadbandBreakfast.com is in its fifth year of hosting monthly breakfast forums in Washington on broadband and related internet policy issues. These events are on the record, open to the public and consider a wide range of viewpoints. Our Broadband Breakfast Club meets on the third tuesday of every month (except for August and December).

Our elected official keynotes have included Representatives Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), John Conyers (D-MI), Diane Watson (D-CA), Joe Barton (R-TX) and the former Rep. Rick Boucher (D-VA).

Our agency and commission official keynotes have included Deputy Undersecretary for Agriculture Dallas Tonsager, Julius Genachowski, Chairman FCC; former RUS Administrator, Jonathan Adelstein, Julie Brill, Federal Trade Commissioner; Anna Gomez, Deputy Assistant Secretary NTIA.

Our moderated discussion panels are comprised of leaders from a wide variety of organizations including government, industry, law firms, academia, nonprofit, journalism and many others.

Our audiences are equally diverse. 

The Broadband Breakfast Club series meets on the third Tuesday of each month (except for August and December).

The Broadband Breakfast Club schedule can be viewed at

http://broadbandbreakfastseries.eventbrite.com

Read our website for broadband news and event write-ups

http://www.broadbandbreakfast.com

Videos of our previous events are available at:

https://broadbandbreakfast.com/category/broadband-tv/

For More Information Contact:

 

Sylvia Syracuse

Director of Marketing and Events

BroadbandBreakfast.com

Sylvia@broadbandcensus.com

646-262-4630

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Register Now for ‘Will Broadband Succeed in Changing the DNA of Universities?’ BroadbandBreakfast.com’s Program at The Cable Show 2012

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WASHINGTON, Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 – The internet policy news and events service BroadbandBreakfast.com will hold a special event at The Cable Show 2012 in Boston, MA entitled “Will Broadband Succeed in Changing the DNA of Universities?” on Monday, May 21st, 2012 from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, 415 Summer Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02210, Room 154E

Tickets are available at $75.00 each. A plated lunch is included. Lunch is served promptly at 12:00 pm.

Registration for The Cable Show is also required and can be found at http://2012.thecableshow.com 

Registration for the program can be found at:

http://broadbandbreakfastatthecableshow.eventbrite.com

This special event is sponsored by The National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA)

‘Will Broadband Succeed in Changing the DNA of Universities’ Event Description: 

Universities, once regarded as essential and untouchable foundations for education in our democracy, are now beginning to feel the pressure toward disintermediation. Will the ivory tower go the direction of travel agencies, video stores and newspapers? Why are more universities putting their courses online? And what are the global impacts of broadband, “cloud computing” and distributed learning, on the traditions of university education, scholarship and research?

Panelists:

Cecilia D’Oliveira, Executive Director. MIT Open CourseWare

As Executive Director of OpenCourseWare (OCW) at MIT, Ms. d’Oliveira provides leadership for the institution’s highly acclaimed OCW program. She heads a staff of 25 professionals who work with MIT faculty to publish MIT’s educational materials for free and open access and with external groups to advance the adoption of the opencourseware approach worldwide.  As Technology Director for OpenCourseWare, from 2002 to 2007, she implemented the technical infrastructure supporting OCW publishing and worldwide distribution. Ms. d’Oliveira is a member of MIT’s Council on Educational Technology and works closely with MIT faculty and staff on issues related to educational technology innovation, implementation and support on the MIT campus. She has been a member of the MIT community for over 30 years, initially as a student and subsequently in professional roles, which have focused on the use of technology in support of MIT’s education, research, and administrative programs.  She has had the opportunity to be involved in the introduction of many high-impact innovations to the MIT campus including computer networking, email, the Web, e-commerce, and most recently, OpenCourseWare. Ms. d’Oliveira received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT and a Master of Science in Management from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

Jerry Grochow, Interim Vice President for Internet2 NET+ Services, Internet2

Jerry retired as MIT’s Vice President for Information Services and Technology in 2009 where he had been an active member of the research and education community, and now consults to members of the community on increasing the business value of information technology. He is also a Research Affiliate with the MIT Energy Initiative project on the future of the United States electric grid. Jerry was the Chief Technology Officer at FOLIOfn, Inc., a start-up providing innovative Internet-based financial services, and CTO and a vice president of consulting at American Management Systems, an international management and systems firm. Early in his career, Jerry was a member of the MIT team developing the Multics Time-Sharing System and MIT’s first use of the ARPANET.

 

Jay A. Halfond, Dean, Metropolitan College and Extended Education, Boston University

Jay A. Halfond is Dean of Metropolitan College and Extended Education at Boston University, where he has worked since 1997.  Previously, he served as Associate Dean of Northeastern University’s College of Business Administration and held various administrative positions at Harvard University.  He received his bachelor’s degree magna cum laude in History from Temple University in 1973, a master’s degree in Comparative History from Brandeis University in 1974, and his Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Boston College in 1981. Dean Halfond oversees a diverse and innovative college (www.bu.edu/met), one of the largest at Boston University, which educates a wide array of students, primarily adults studying part-time.  Metropolitan College enrolls over four thousand undergraduate and graduate degree candidates and thousands of others for non-degree programs – on campus, on site at corporations and other locales, overseas, and online.  He oversees the University’s distance learning enterprise, MET International, and BU’s summer offerings, and has chaired the President’s Council for a Global University. Dean Halfond has published over one hundred articles, and contributed a monthly column, “On Ethics,” for the Boston Business Journal over a five year period.  He served as trustee of the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology and as the Board chairman from 2003 to 2005.  In addition to over forty presentations at professional association meetings, Dean Halfond taught frequently at the undergraduate and graduate level on social and ethical aspects of management and conflict resolution and negotiations.  He served on the American Council on Education’s Commission for Lifelong Learning from 2005-08 and as a contributing editor of the Journal of Continuing Higher Education since 2005, and has written a monthly commentary for the New England Journal of Higher Education since June 2010.

 

Charles R. Severance, Clinical Associate Professor, School of Information, University of Michigan

Charles is currently a Clinical Associate Professor and teaches in the School of Information at the University of Michigan. Charles is a founding faculty member of the Informatics Concentration undergraduate degree program at the University of Michigan. Charles also works with the IMS Global Learning Consortium promoting and developing standards for teaching and learning technology. Previously he was the Executive Director of the Sakai Foundation and the Chief Architect of the Sakai Project. Charles is the author of the book, “Sakai Free as in Freedom” that describes the early days of the open source Sakai project. Charles is also the author of the book, “Using Google App Engine” from O’Reilly and Associates and the book “Python for Informatics: Exploring Information”. He also wrote the O’Reilly book titled, “High Performance Computing”. Charles has a background in standards including serving as the vice-chair for the IEEE Posix P1003 standards effort and edited the Standards Column in IEEE Computer Magazine from 1995-1999. Charles is active in television and radio as a hobby, he has co-hosted several television shows including “Nothin but Net” produced by MediaOne and a nationally televised program about the Internet called “Internet:TCI”. Charles appeared for over 10 years as an expert on Internet and Technology as a co-host of a live call-in radio program on the local Public Radio affiliate (www.wkar.org). Charles has a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Michigan State University.

Moderator:

The event will be moderated by Drew Clark, Founder and Publisher, BroadbandBreakfast.com, a news and events company building a community around broadband stimulus, the national broadband plan, and intellectual property.  Drew Clark has a long-standing reputation for fairness and depth in his reporting. He worked for the National Journal Group for eight years, ran the telecommunications and media ownership project of the Center for Public Integrity, and was Assistant Director of the Information Economy Project at George Mason University. He has written widely on the politics of telecom, media and technology for a variety of publications, including the Washington Post, GigaOm, Slate, and Ars Technica. Drew launched BroadbandCensus.com in January 2008 as a means of providing objective information about broadband speeds, prices, availability, reliability and competition

Background on BroadbandBreakfast.com

BroadbandBreakfast.com is in its fourth year of hosting monthly breakfast forums in Washington on internet policy issues. These events are on the record, open to the public and consider a wide range of viewpoints. Our Broadband Breakfast Club meets on the third tuesday of every month (except for August and December) from 8 am – 10 am at Clyde’s of Gallery Place.

Our elected official keynotes have included Representatives Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), John Conyers (D-MI), Diane Watson (D-CA), Joe Barton (R-TX) and Rick Boucher (D-VA).

Our agency and commission official keynotes have included Deputy Undersecretary for Agriculture Dallas Tonsager, Julius Genachowski, Chairman FCC; Jonathan Adelstein, RUS Administrator; FTC Commissioner, Julie Brill; Anna Gomez, Deputy Assistant Secretary NTIA; FCC Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Chief, Rick Kaplan; FCC Wireline Competition Bureau Chief, Sharon Gillette; Ari Schwartz, Senior Internet Policy Advisor to the Secretary of Commerce; Nick Sinai, Senior Innovation Advisor to the US Chief Technology Officer.

Our moderated discussion panels are comprised of leaders from a wide variety of organizations including government, industry, law firms, academia, nonprofit, journalism and many others. Our audiences are equally diverse. The keynote speech is followed by a moderated panel discussion in which audience participation is encouraged.

The Broadband Breakfast Club schedule can be viewed at

http://broadbandbreakfastseries.eventbrite.com

Read our website for broadband news and event write-ups

http://www.broadbandbreakfast.com

Videos of our previous events are available at:

https://broadbandbreakfast.com/category/broadband-tv/

For More Information Contact:

Sylvia Syracuse

Director of Marketing and Events

BroadbandBreakfast.com

Sylvia@broadbandcensus.com

646-262-4630

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