Our Broadband Breakfast Live Online events take place every Wednesday at 12 Noon ET. You can watch the February 24, 2021, event on this page. You can also PARTICIPATE in the current Broadband Breakfast Live Online event. REGISTER HERE.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 12 Noon ET — “Antitrust, the Consumer Welfare Standard and Big Tech Platforms”
- Antitrust is on a roll. Major new lawsuits have been introduced against tech platforms Google and Facebook by the Justice Department, the Federal Trade Commission, and state attorneys general. And Congress is considering a revamp of the law. Undergirding much of the discussion and debate is this question: What role should the consumer welfare standard play in assessing harm to competition?
- Maureen K. Ohlhausen, Chair of the Global Antitrust and Competition Practice at Baker Botts and former Acting Chairman of the FTC
- Avery Gardiner, General Counsel and Senior Fellow for Competition, Data, and Power at the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT)
- Geoffrey Manne, President and Founder of the International Center for Law and Economics (ICLE)
- Drew Clark (Moderator), Editor and Publisher, Broadband Breakfast
Maureen K. Ohlhausen chairs the antitrust group at Baker Botts LLP, where she focuses on competition, privacy and regulatory issues and frequently represents clients in the tech, life sciences, energy, and retail industries. She served as Acting Chairman at the Federal Trade Commission from January 2017 to May 2018 and as a Commissioner starting in 2012, where she directed all FTC competition and consumer protection work, with a particular emphasis on privacy and technology issues. Ms. Ohlhausen has published dozens of articles on antitrust, privacy, regulation, FTC litigation, and telecommunications law issues, has testified over a dozen times before Congress, and has received numerous awards, including the FTC’s Robert Pitofsky Lifetime Achievement Award. Ms. Ohlhausen clerked at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and received her J.D. with distinction from the George Mason University School of Law and her B.A. with honors from the University of Virginia.
Avery Gardiner is the General Counsel and Senior Fellow for Competition, Data, and Power at the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT). She leads the organization’s legal work overall in addition to the organization’s competition project, focusing on the policy and legal implications of competition issues in the digital world. She served in the Antitrust Division at the Department of Justice and was an in-house antitrust lawyer for a tech company. She is a graduate of Harvard University and Harvard Law School and is a mother of two.
Geoffrey A. Manne is the president and founder of the International Center for Law and Economics (ICLE), a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center based in Portland, Oregon. He is also a distinguished fellow at Northwestern University’s Center on Law, Business, and Economics. Manne holds AB & JD degrees from the University of Chicago. He is an expert in the economic analysis of law, focusing particularly on antitrust, telecom, IP, and the regulation of technology. His writings and publications are available at SSRN and ICLE.
- “Investigation of Competition in Digital Markets: Majority Staff Report and Recommendations,” House Judiciary Committee, October 2020
- “The Third Way (Rep. Buck Report),” Minority Report, House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law, October 2020
- “Hearing on Online Platforms and Market Power Part 2: Innovation and Entrepreneurship,” U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law, Maureen K. Ohlhausen, July 16, 2019
- “Breaking Up Big Tech,” Stanford and BYU chapters of the Adam Smith Society, debate with Geoffrey A. Manne and Dipayan Ghosh, January 27, 2020
- “United States v. Google: Examining the Historic Antitrust Case Against Big Tech,” Federalist Society’s Corporations, Securities & Antitrust Practice Group and the Regulatory Transparency Project, Geoffrey A. Manne, panel discussion, October 30, 2020
- “Competition in Digital Platform Markets: A Question of Definitions, ICLE tl;dr,” by Sam Bowman & Geoffrey A. Manne, July 21 2020
- “Consumer Welfare & The Rule of Law: The Case Against the New Populist Antitrust Movement,” Pepperdine Law Review, Elyse Dorsey, Geoffrey A. Manne, Jan M. Rybnicek, Kristian Stout, and Joshua D. Wright, May 1, 2020
- Invited Statement of Geoffrey A. Manne on House Judiciary Investigation Into Competition in Digital Markets: Correcting Common Misperceptions About the State of Antitrust Law and Enforcement, Geoffrey A. Manne, April 17, 2020
- “Why US Antitrust Law Should Not Emulate European Competition Policy, A Comparative Look at Competition Law Approaches to Monopoly and Abuse of Dominance in the US and EU,” US Senate Committee on the Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, Geoffrey A. Manne, December 19, 2018
- Antitrust Principles and Evidence-Based Antitrust Under the Consumer Welfare Standard, FTC Competition & Consumer Protection Hearings, ICLE Comment 5, Dirk Auer, Justin (Gus) Hurwitz, Geoffrey A. Manne, Julian Morris, Kristian Stoutt, October 14, 2018
- The Future of Tech Antitrust in the Biden Administration, Brookings, Darrell M. West, Avery Gardiner, Nicol Turner Lee, Leah Nylen, Matt Perault, December 1, 2020
- “Week in Review: The House Report on Big Tech,” Technology by Design Podcast, Matt Perault with guest Avery Gardiner, October 13 – October 28, 2020
- “What to Look For at the Mega Hearing of CEOs Testifying on Antitrust,” Center for Democracy & Technology, Avery Gardiner, July 23, 2020
Broadband Breakfast on October 20, 2021 — Get Your Share of $75 Billion in Broadband Grants with Broadband.Money
Providers of all sort can line up for their share of $75 billion worth of broadband grant funding.
Our Broadband Breakfast Live Online events take place on Wednesday at 12 Noon ET. You can watch the October 20, 2021, event on this page. You can also PARTICIPATE in the current Broadband Breakfast Live Online event. REGISTER HERE.
Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 12 Noon ET — “How You Can Find and Win Broadband Grants through Broadband.Money”
Broadband.money makes finding and winning broadband grants easy for busy broadband professionals. In this conversation Drew Clark and Broadband.money’s Jase Wilson discuss how broadband professionals of all kinds can line up for their share of the more than $75 billion worth of broadband grant funding opportunities emerging over the course of the next year. Using a single application that unlocks grant funding from multiple programs in multiple states, the broadband.money app allows grant applicants to pinpoint underserved and unserved areas in their territory. Broadband.money even pairs applicants with private match funding sources where needed.
Whether you want to fuel your own network’s growth, prevent competitors from funding overbuilds in your territory, or learn how you can help your clients fund their network ambitions, be sure to reserve your pre-enrollment spot at broadband.money and don’t miss this must-watch special Broadband Breakfast Live Online!
- Jase Wilson, Broadband.Money
- Drew Clark, Broadband Breakfast
Drew Clark is Editor and Publisher of Broadband Breakfast.
Jase Wilson is with Broadband.Money.
Broadband Breakfast on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at 12 Noon ET — On The Ground at Wispapalooza
At our October 13, 2021, event, we’ll discuss trends toward hybrid technology and government grants by WISPs.
UPDATE: We’re taking a one-week break from Broadband Breakfast Live Online. Join us next week for our regularly scheduled program!
Our Broadband Breakfast Live Online events take place on Wednesday at 12 Noon ET. You can also PARTICIPATE in the current Broadband Breakfast Live Online event. REGISTER HERE.
Join Broadband Breakfast Live Online for Wednesday, October 13, 2021, “On the Ground at Wispapalooza.” Broadband Breakfast will discuss trends toward hybrid technology and government grants by WISPs. During our October 6, 2021, event, Broadband Breakfast also previewed the trade show.
Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 12 Noon ET — “On the Ground at Wispapalooza”
Wispapalooza 2021, which runs from October 11-October 14, 2021, is back, and it’s bigger than ever. The annual Las Vegas show of the Wireless Internet Service Provider industry, their partners and customers, brings together more than 2,000 WISP community attendees, more than 160 exhibitors displaying their products and services, and more than 90 panels with hundreds of experts helping the WISP ecosystem. Join Broadband Breakfast Editor and Publisher Drew Clark (also Of Counsel at the CommLaw Group and an telecom attorney to many WISP clients) as he interviews WISPS at Wispapalooza for a wide-ranging discussion of the issues and trends to expect from the wireless industry over the next year.
- Guests have been invited
- Drew Clark (moderator), Editor and Publisher of Broadband Breakfast
Drew Clark, Editor and Publisher of Broadband Breakfast, also serves as Of Counsel to The CommLaw Group. He has helped fiber-based and fixed wireless providers negotiate telecom leases and fiber IRUs, litigate to operate in the public right of way, and argue regulatory classifications before federal and state authorities. He has also worked with cities on structuring Public-Private Partnerships for better broadband access for their communities. Drew brings experts and practitioners together to advance the benefits provided by broadband. He is also the President of the Rural Telecommunications Congress.
Broadband Breakfast on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at 12 Noon ET — What’s Happening at Wispapalooza?
The Las Vegas trade show Wispapalooza 2021 is back from October 11-October 14, 2021, and it’s bigger than ever.
Our Broadband Breakfast Live Online events take place every Wednesday at 12 Noon ET. You can watch the October 6, 2021, event on this page. You can also PARTICIPATE in the current Broadband Breakfast Live Online event. REGISTER HERE.
Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 12 Noon ET — “What’s Happening at Wispapalooza?”
Wispapalooza 2021, which runs from October 11-October 14, 2021, is back, and it’s bigger than ever. The annual Las Vegas show of the Wireless Internet Service Provider industry, their partners and customers, brings together more than 2,000 WISP community attendees, more than 160 exhibitors displaying their products and services, and more than 90 panels with hundreds of experts helping the WISP ecosystem. Join WISPA CEO Claude Aiken, local WISP CEO J.J. McGrath, and Broadband Breakfast Editor and Publisher Drew Clark (also Of Counsel at the CommLaw Group and an telecom attorney to many WISP clients), for a wide-ranging discussion of what to expect next week at Wispapalooza.
- Claude Aiken, CEO, Wireless Internet Service Provider Association
- J.J. McGrath, CEO of WISP TekWav
- Other guests have been invited
- Drew Clark (moderator), Editor and Publisher of Broadband Breakfast
J.J. McGrath, CEO (that stands for “Chief Everything Officer”) of TekWav, has more than 20 years of experience in Information Technology. Because his dad was an engineer at Texas Instruments, J.J. learned a lot at a young age and decided to pursue a career in the industry. Since he has been in the business since 1992, J.J. has successfully navigated many changes and improvements in technology, so he can offer Texoma businesses the latest technology at a competitive price.
Claude Aiken is CEO of the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA), an association representing thousands of fixed wireless providers. In the decade prior, Aiken worked at the Federal Communications Commission as an advisor to Chairman Tom Wheeler and Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, as well as in various staff attorney roles and in senior leadership positions in the Wireline Bureau and Office of General Counsel. He graduated from New York Law School as a John Marshall Harlan Scholar specializing in information and technology law.
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