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Broadband Conference in Western Massachusetts Aims to Highlight Internet’s Role in Economic Development

Drew Clark

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September 5, 2014 – Broadband Communities Magazine is hosting its third annual conference on the role that broadband plays in economic development from Tues., Sept. 16 through Thurs., Sept. 18 in Springfield, Massachusetts.

The conference builds on successful prior event held in Danville, Virginia, in fall 2012; and in Tinley Park, Illinois, just outside of Chicago, in fall 2013.

Among the featured speakers at the upcoming conference n Wednesday will be State Rep. Stephen Kulik, who has worked with the Massachusetts Broadband Institute to promote the expansion of broadband infrastructure even before the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act put substantial federal funding into such efforts.

Others helping to tell “the Massachusetts story” include Eric Nakajima, assistant secretary for innovation policy, and Bill Oates, chief information officer for the commonwealth.

Keynoting Thursday’s conference session will be Jonathan Chambers, chief of the Office of Strategic Planning at the Federal Communications Commission, as well as a panel of powerful communications policy women: Susan Crawford, visiting professor of law at Harvard University; Sharon Gillett, principal strategist for technology policy at Microsoft, and Gigi Sohn, special counsel for external affairs at the FCC.

Tuesday’s event’s include a full-day seminar on the role of broadband and municipal planning. Let by Kathleen McMahon, co-chair of the American Planning Association’s Smart City Task Force, the goal of the vent is to get city planners to become “broadband champions,” and consider the important role that high-speed internet service plays in overall city planning.

According to Conference Chairman Jim Baller, “During the last fifteen years, thousands of communities across the United States have sought to attract or develop advanced communications networks, recognizing that such networks can provide them and the nation multiple strategic advantages in the increasingly competitive global economy. In virtually every case, fostering robust economic development has ranked at or near the top of the list of considerations motivating these communities.”

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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Facebook and Utah Valley University Fund Tech Training Program for Utah Elementary Schools

Derek Shumway

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Photo of a Forbes Elementary School student courtesy UVU

September 5, 2014 – Broadband Communities Magazine is hosting its third annual conference on the role that broadband plays in economic development from Tues., Sept. 16 through Thurs., Sept. 18 in Springfield, Massachusetts.

The conference builds on successful prior event held in Danville, Virginia, in fall 2012; and in Tinley Park, Illinois, just outside of Chicago, in fall 2013.

Among the featured speakers at the upcoming conference n Wednesday will be State Rep. Stephen Kulik, who has worked with the Massachusetts Broadband Institute to promote the expansion of broadband infrastructure even before the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act put substantial federal funding into such efforts.

Others helping to tell “the Massachusetts story” include Eric Nakajima, assistant secretary for innovation policy, and Bill Oates, chief information officer for the commonwealth.

Keynoting Thursday’s conference session will be Jonathan Chambers, chief of the Office of Strategic Planning at the Federal Communications Commission, as well as a panel of powerful communications policy women: Susan Crawford, visiting professor of law at Harvard University; Sharon Gillett, principal strategist for technology policy at Microsoft, and Gigi Sohn, special counsel for external affairs at the FCC.

Tuesday’s event’s include a full-day seminar on the role of broadband and municipal planning. Let by Kathleen McMahon, co-chair of the American Planning Association’s Smart City Task Force, the goal of the vent is to get city planners to become “broadband champions,” and consider the important role that high-speed internet service plays in overall city planning.

According to Conference Chairman Jim Baller, “During the last fifteen years, thousands of communities across the United States have sought to attract or develop advanced communications networks, recognizing that such networks can provide them and the nation multiple strategic advantages in the increasingly competitive global economy. In virtually every case, fostering robust economic development has ranked at or near the top of the list of considerations motivating these communities.”

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Healthcare Startup, Boosted By Pandemic, Wants To Alleviate Fears Before And After Surgery

PatientPartner, which helps surgery patients connect with each other, is seeing rapid growth during the pandemic.

Derek Shumway

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PatientPartner founders George Kramb and Patrick Frank

September 5, 2014 – Broadband Communities Magazine is hosting its third annual conference on the role that broadband plays in economic development from Tues., Sept. 16 through Thurs., Sept. 18 in Springfield, Massachusetts.

The conference builds on successful prior event held in Danville, Virginia, in fall 2012; and in Tinley Park, Illinois, just outside of Chicago, in fall 2013.

Among the featured speakers at the upcoming conference n Wednesday will be State Rep. Stephen Kulik, who has worked with the Massachusetts Broadband Institute to promote the expansion of broadband infrastructure even before the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act put substantial federal funding into such efforts.

Others helping to tell “the Massachusetts story” include Eric Nakajima, assistant secretary for innovation policy, and Bill Oates, chief information officer for the commonwealth.

Keynoting Thursday’s conference session will be Jonathan Chambers, chief of the Office of Strategic Planning at the Federal Communications Commission, as well as a panel of powerful communications policy women: Susan Crawford, visiting professor of law at Harvard University; Sharon Gillett, principal strategist for technology policy at Microsoft, and Gigi Sohn, special counsel for external affairs at the FCC.

Tuesday’s event’s include a full-day seminar on the role of broadband and municipal planning. Let by Kathleen McMahon, co-chair of the American Planning Association’s Smart City Task Force, the goal of the vent is to get city planners to become “broadband champions,” and consider the important role that high-speed internet service plays in overall city planning.

According to Conference Chairman Jim Baller, “During the last fifteen years, thousands of communities across the United States have sought to attract or develop advanced communications networks, recognizing that such networks can provide them and the nation multiple strategic advantages in the increasingly competitive global economy. In virtually every case, fostering robust economic development has ranked at or near the top of the list of considerations motivating these communities.”

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Surveying Broadband Issues Faced by Students Under COVID-19, CoSN Offers Its Recommendations

The speed of the broadband service used was only one component of the issues students faced.

Benjamin Kahn

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Photo of Keith Krueger, CEO of the Consortium of School Networking, from Millennium Sustainable Education

September 5, 2014 – Broadband Communities Magazine is hosting its third annual conference on the role that broadband plays in economic development from Tues., Sept. 16 through Thurs., Sept. 18 in Springfield, Massachusetts.

The conference builds on successful prior event held in Danville, Virginia, in fall 2012; and in Tinley Park, Illinois, just outside of Chicago, in fall 2013.

Among the featured speakers at the upcoming conference n Wednesday will be State Rep. Stephen Kulik, who has worked with the Massachusetts Broadband Institute to promote the expansion of broadband infrastructure even before the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act put substantial federal funding into such efforts.

Others helping to tell “the Massachusetts story” include Eric Nakajima, assistant secretary for innovation policy, and Bill Oates, chief information officer for the commonwealth.

Keynoting Thursday’s conference session will be Jonathan Chambers, chief of the Office of Strategic Planning at the Federal Communications Commission, as well as a panel of powerful communications policy women: Susan Crawford, visiting professor of law at Harvard University; Sharon Gillett, principal strategist for technology policy at Microsoft, and Gigi Sohn, special counsel for external affairs at the FCC.

Tuesday’s event’s include a full-day seminar on the role of broadband and municipal planning. Let by Kathleen McMahon, co-chair of the American Planning Association’s Smart City Task Force, the goal of the vent is to get city planners to become “broadband champions,” and consider the important role that high-speed internet service plays in overall city planning.

According to Conference Chairman Jim Baller, “During the last fifteen years, thousands of communities across the United States have sought to attract or develop advanced communications networks, recognizing that such networks can provide them and the nation multiple strategic advantages in the increasingly competitive global economy. In virtually every case, fostering robust economic development has ranked at or near the top of the list of considerations motivating these communities.”

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