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Broadband Breakfast Live Online on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 — Mapping the Rural Broadband Buildout

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See “Local Communities Are Essential to Improving Internet Mapping, Say Broadband Breakfast Experts,” Broadband Breakfast, February 3, 2021

Our Broadband Breakfast Live Online events take place every Wednesday at 12 Noon ET. You can watch the February 3, 2021, event on this page. You can also PARTICIPATE in the current Broadband Breakfast Live Online event. REGISTER HERE.

Tools for Broadband Deployment: This series explores the way that geospatial data and asset management is shaping the future of rural network delivery and performance. This series explores how market-leading fiber builders are using digital tools to map, analyze, manage and deploy new networks – with a focus on rural success stories.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 12 Noon ET — “Tools for Broadband: Mapping the Rural Broadband Buildout

  • Mapping broadband assets is only the first step. This session will explore how end-to-end data is showing that successful rural fiber networks begin with the end in the mind. Think broadband mapping.

WATCH HERE, or on YouTubeTwitter and Facebook

This event is part of a five-part event series, “Tools for Broadband: Preparing for Success, on Broadband Breakfast Live Online sponsored by Render Networks and ADTRAN.

Panelists include:

  • Brian Mefford, Vice President, Broadband Strategy, Vetro Fiber
  • Peggy Schaffer, Executive Director of ConnectME
  • Mike Wilson, Vice President of Professional Services, CostQuest
  • Drew Clark (Moderator), Editor and Publisher, Broadband Breakfast; Of Counsel, The CommLaw Group

Panelist resources

Brian Mefford, Peggy Schaeffer, Mike Wilson

Brian Mefford serves as Vice President of Broadband Strategy for VETRO, where he is head of the Digital Divide Solutions Practice. He works to deploy VETRO solutions to communities globally to create opportunities through better access to broadband technologies. Brian founded Connected Nation, helping shape federal and state policies and leading local broadband programs, particularly in rural areas. Brian also serves as adjunct faculty in the University of Kentucky’s Gatton School of Business and Economics, teaching entrepreneurship in the MBA program.

Peggy Schaffer is the Executive Director of ConnectME, which aims to facilitate the universal availability of broadband to all Maine households and businesses. She was previously the Small Business Advocate for the Secretary of State’s office, and served as the Co-chair of the Maine Broadband Coalition, a statewide group advocating for high speed broadband. Schaffer also previously served as the Chief of Staff in the Senate Majority Office and the Senate President’s office.Mike Wilson is Vice President of Professional Services at CostQuest Associates.

Mike Wilson is Vice President of Professional Services at CostQuest Associates, where he oversees Broadband Mapping and related projects for the firm. His background is in Federal and State Universal Service Funding and telecommunications data and business intelligence. Wilson’s consulting efforts focus on rural telecommunications policy, universal service funding, interconnection, and operational analysis for wireless, competitive, and incumbent local carriers.

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. He is the former executive director of the Partnership for a Connected Illinois, one of the State Broadband Initiatives that created the National Broadband Map.

Events in “Tools for Broadband Deployment” series, which is sponsored by ADTRAN and Render Networks, include:

“Tools for Broadband Deployment” is sponsored by:


Render Networks


ADTRAN

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.

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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See “Local Communities Are Essential to Improving Internet Mapping, Say Broadband Breakfast Experts,” Broadband Breakfast, February 3, 2021

Our Broadband Breakfast Live Online events take place every Wednesday at 12 Noon ET. You can watch the February 3, 2021, event on this page. You can also PARTICIPATE in the current Broadband Breakfast Live Online event. REGISTER HERE.

Tools for Broadband Deployment: This series explores the way that geospatial data and asset management is shaping the future of rural network delivery and performance. This series explores how market-leading fiber builders are using digital tools to map, analyze, manage and deploy new networks – with a focus on rural success stories.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 12 Noon ET — “Tools for Broadband: Mapping the Rural Broadband Buildout

  • Mapping broadband assets is only the first step. This session will explore how end-to-end data is showing that successful rural fiber networks begin with the end in the mind. Think broadband mapping.

WATCH HERE, or on YouTubeTwitter and Facebook

This event is part of a five-part event series, “Tools for Broadband: Preparing for Success, on Broadband Breakfast Live Online sponsored by Render Networks and ADTRAN.

Panelists include:

  • Brian Mefford, Vice President, Broadband Strategy, Vetro Fiber
  • Peggy Schaffer, Executive Director of ConnectME
  • Mike Wilson, Vice President of Professional Services, CostQuest
  • Drew Clark (Moderator), Editor and Publisher, Broadband Breakfast; Of Counsel, The CommLaw Group

Panelist resources

Brian Mefford, Peggy Schaeffer, Mike Wilson

Brian Mefford serves as Vice President of Broadband Strategy for VETRO, where he is head of the Digital Divide Solutions Practice. He works to deploy VETRO solutions to communities globally to create opportunities through better access to broadband technologies. Brian founded Connected Nation, helping shape federal and state policies and leading local broadband programs, particularly in rural areas. Brian also serves as adjunct faculty in the University of Kentucky’s Gatton School of Business and Economics, teaching entrepreneurship in the MBA program.

Peggy Schaffer is the Executive Director of ConnectME, which aims to facilitate the universal availability of broadband to all Maine households and businesses. She was previously the Small Business Advocate for the Secretary of State’s office, and served as the Co-chair of the Maine Broadband Coalition, a statewide group advocating for high speed broadband. Schaffer also previously served as the Chief of Staff in the Senate Majority Office and the Senate President’s office.Mike Wilson is Vice President of Professional Services at CostQuest Associates.

Mike Wilson is Vice President of Professional Services at CostQuest Associates, where he oversees Broadband Mapping and related projects for the firm. His background is in Federal and State Universal Service Funding and telecommunications data and business intelligence. Wilson’s consulting efforts focus on rural telecommunications policy, universal service funding, interconnection, and operational analysis for wireless, competitive, and incumbent local carriers.

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. He is the former executive director of the Partnership for a Connected Illinois, one of the State Broadband Initiatives that created the National Broadband Map.

Events in “Tools for Broadband Deployment” series, which is sponsored by ADTRAN and Render Networks, include:

“Tools for Broadband Deployment” is sponsored by:


Render Networks


ADTRAN

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

Mala Goodrich

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See “Local Communities Are Essential to Improving Internet Mapping, Say Broadband Breakfast Experts,” Broadband Breakfast, February 3, 2021

Our Broadband Breakfast Live Online events take place every Wednesday at 12 Noon ET. You can watch the February 3, 2021, event on this page. You can also PARTICIPATE in the current Broadband Breakfast Live Online event. REGISTER HERE.

Tools for Broadband Deployment: This series explores the way that geospatial data and asset management is shaping the future of rural network delivery and performance. This series explores how market-leading fiber builders are using digital tools to map, analyze, manage and deploy new networks – with a focus on rural success stories.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 12 Noon ET — “Tools for Broadband: Mapping the Rural Broadband Buildout

  • Mapping broadband assets is only the first step. This session will explore how end-to-end data is showing that successful rural fiber networks begin with the end in the mind. Think broadband mapping.

WATCH HERE, or on YouTubeTwitter and Facebook

This event is part of a five-part event series, “Tools for Broadband: Preparing for Success, on Broadband Breakfast Live Online sponsored by Render Networks and ADTRAN.

Panelists include:

  • Brian Mefford, Vice President, Broadband Strategy, Vetro Fiber
  • Peggy Schaffer, Executive Director of ConnectME
  • Mike Wilson, Vice President of Professional Services, CostQuest
  • Drew Clark (Moderator), Editor and Publisher, Broadband Breakfast; Of Counsel, The CommLaw Group

Panelist resources

Brian Mefford, Peggy Schaeffer, Mike Wilson

Brian Mefford serves as Vice President of Broadband Strategy for VETRO, where he is head of the Digital Divide Solutions Practice. He works to deploy VETRO solutions to communities globally to create opportunities through better access to broadband technologies. Brian founded Connected Nation, helping shape federal and state policies and leading local broadband programs, particularly in rural areas. Brian also serves as adjunct faculty in the University of Kentucky’s Gatton School of Business and Economics, teaching entrepreneurship in the MBA program.

Peggy Schaffer is the Executive Director of ConnectME, which aims to facilitate the universal availability of broadband to all Maine households and businesses. She was previously the Small Business Advocate for the Secretary of State’s office, and served as the Co-chair of the Maine Broadband Coalition, a statewide group advocating for high speed broadband. Schaffer also previously served as the Chief of Staff in the Senate Majority Office and the Senate President’s office.Mike Wilson is Vice President of Professional Services at CostQuest Associates.

Mike Wilson is Vice President of Professional Services at CostQuest Associates, where he oversees Broadband Mapping and related projects for the firm. His background is in Federal and State Universal Service Funding and telecommunications data and business intelligence. Wilson’s consulting efforts focus on rural telecommunications policy, universal service funding, interconnection, and operational analysis for wireless, competitive, and incumbent local carriers.

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. He is the former executive director of the Partnership for a Connected Illinois, one of the State Broadband Initiatives that created the National Broadband Map.

Events in “Tools for Broadband Deployment” series, which is sponsored by ADTRAN and Render Networks, include:

“Tools for Broadband Deployment” is sponsored by:


Render Networks


ADTRAN

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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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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See “Local Communities Are Essential to Improving Internet Mapping, Say Broadband Breakfast Experts,” Broadband Breakfast, February 3, 2021

Our Broadband Breakfast Live Online events take place every Wednesday at 12 Noon ET. You can watch the February 3, 2021, event on this page. You can also PARTICIPATE in the current Broadband Breakfast Live Online event. REGISTER HERE.

Tools for Broadband Deployment: This series explores the way that geospatial data and asset management is shaping the future of rural network delivery and performance. This series explores how market-leading fiber builders are using digital tools to map, analyze, manage and deploy new networks – with a focus on rural success stories.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 12 Noon ET — “Tools for Broadband: Mapping the Rural Broadband Buildout

  • Mapping broadband assets is only the first step. This session will explore how end-to-end data is showing that successful rural fiber networks begin with the end in the mind. Think broadband mapping.

WATCH HERE, or on YouTubeTwitter and Facebook

This event is part of a five-part event series, “Tools for Broadband: Preparing for Success, on Broadband Breakfast Live Online sponsored by Render Networks and ADTRAN.

Panelists include:

  • Brian Mefford, Vice President, Broadband Strategy, Vetro Fiber
  • Peggy Schaffer, Executive Director of ConnectME
  • Mike Wilson, Vice President of Professional Services, CostQuest
  • Drew Clark (Moderator), Editor and Publisher, Broadband Breakfast; Of Counsel, The CommLaw Group

Panelist resources

Brian Mefford, Peggy Schaeffer, Mike Wilson

Brian Mefford serves as Vice President of Broadband Strategy for VETRO, where he is head of the Digital Divide Solutions Practice. He works to deploy VETRO solutions to communities globally to create opportunities through better access to broadband technologies. Brian founded Connected Nation, helping shape federal and state policies and leading local broadband programs, particularly in rural areas. Brian also serves as adjunct faculty in the University of Kentucky’s Gatton School of Business and Economics, teaching entrepreneurship in the MBA program.

Peggy Schaffer is the Executive Director of ConnectME, which aims to facilitate the universal availability of broadband to all Maine households and businesses. She was previously the Small Business Advocate for the Secretary of State’s office, and served as the Co-chair of the Maine Broadband Coalition, a statewide group advocating for high speed broadband. Schaffer also previously served as the Chief of Staff in the Senate Majority Office and the Senate President’s office.Mike Wilson is Vice President of Professional Services at CostQuest Associates.

Mike Wilson is Vice President of Professional Services at CostQuest Associates, where he oversees Broadband Mapping and related projects for the firm. His background is in Federal and State Universal Service Funding and telecommunications data and business intelligence. Wilson’s consulting efforts focus on rural telecommunications policy, universal service funding, interconnection, and operational analysis for wireless, competitive, and incumbent local carriers.

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. He is the former executive director of the Partnership for a Connected Illinois, one of the State Broadband Initiatives that created the National Broadband Map.

Events in “Tools for Broadband Deployment” series, which is sponsored by ADTRAN and Render Networks, include:

“Tools for Broadband Deployment” is sponsored by:


Render Networks


ADTRAN

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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