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Broadband Breakfast Live Online Wednesday June 2, 2021 — Rural Roll-Ups: Has the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Accelerated Mergers & Acquisitions?

This session will consider the many active conversations currently taking place among smaller internet companies. The interest and momentum behind mergers and acquisitions presents an opportunity for providers seeking an exit, and for companies seeking growth opportunities.

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Our Broadband Breakfast Live Online events take place every Wednesday at 12 Noon ET. You can watch the June 2, 2021, event on this page. You can also PARTICIPATE in the current Broadband Breakfast Live Online event. REGISTER HERE.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 12 Noon ET — “Rural Roll-Ups: Has the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Accelerated Mergers & Acquisitions?”

The Rural Digital Opportunity Fund reverse-auction was the source of considerable discussion about its impact upon broadband deployment in underserved areas. There has been less talk about how it has impacted existing broadband providers. This session will consider the many active conversations currently taking place among smaller internet companies. The interest and momentum behind mergers and acquisitions presents an opportunity for providers seeking an exit, and for companies seeking growth opportunities.

Panelists:

  • Andre Demattia, CEO, Talkie Communications
  • Ron Mayes, President, Advantage Communications
  • Drew Clark (moderator), Editor and Publisher of Broadband Breakfast

Andre Demattia is the CEO of Talkie Communications. Talkie was started by Andre and his twin brother Andrew Demattia. Andre has 21 years of telecommunications experience. Andre started at Verizon in 2000 is the DSL provision and maintenance team. After 16 years of Verizon he decided to branch out and start a telecommunications company. Talkie communications offers fiber internet, phone, TV and home security systems.

Ron Mayes is President and Founder of Advantage Communications Inc. He has experience in the wireless communications industry, including paging, cellular, two-way radio, public safety access points, wireless internet service providers, and also IP Camera systems, in-building Distributive Antenna Systems and infrastructure-level repair and maintenance. He is the past editor of the International Magazine The REACTer and several small business and hobby groups publications.

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. In addition to representing public and private providers on broadband issues, Drew is actively involved in issues surrounding interconnected Voice-over-Internet-Protocol service, spectrum licenses, robocalling including STIR/SHAKEN, and the provision of video franchises and “over-the-top” copyrighted content. Contact: drew@breakfast.media

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 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 June 30, 2021 — Real Estate, 5G and Digital Real Estate Investment Trusts

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Our Broadband Breakfast Live Online events take place every Wednesday at 12 Noon ET. You can watch the June 2, 2021, event on this page. You can also PARTICIPATE in the current Broadband Breakfast Live Online event. REGISTER HERE.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 12 Noon ET — “Rural Roll-Ups: Has the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Accelerated Mergers & Acquisitions?”

The Rural Digital Opportunity Fund reverse-auction was the source of considerable discussion about its impact upon broadband deployment in underserved areas. There has been less talk about how it has impacted existing broadband providers. This session will consider the many active conversations currently taking place among smaller internet companies. The interest and momentum behind mergers and acquisitions presents an opportunity for providers seeking an exit, and for companies seeking growth opportunities.

Panelists:

  • Andre Demattia, CEO, Talkie Communications
  • Ron Mayes, President, Advantage Communications
  • Drew Clark (moderator), Editor and Publisher of Broadband Breakfast

Andre Demattia is the CEO of Talkie Communications. Talkie was started by Andre and his twin brother Andrew Demattia. Andre has 21 years of telecommunications experience. Andre started at Verizon in 2000 is the DSL provision and maintenance team. After 16 years of Verizon he decided to branch out and start a telecommunications company. Talkie communications offers fiber internet, phone, TV and home security systems.

Ron Mayes is President and Founder of Advantage Communications Inc. He has experience in the wireless communications industry, including paging, cellular, two-way radio, public safety access points, wireless internet service providers, and also IP Camera systems, in-building Distributive Antenna Systems and infrastructure-level repair and maintenance. He is the past editor of the International Magazine The REACTer and several small business and hobby groups publications.

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. In addition to representing public and private providers on broadband issues, Drew is actively involved in issues surrounding interconnected Voice-over-Internet-Protocol service, spectrum licenses, robocalling including STIR/SHAKEN, and the provision of video franchises and “over-the-top” copyrighted content. Contact: drew@breakfast.media

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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Broadband Breakfast Live Online Wednesday June 23, 2021 — Roads, Bridges and Broadband: How Physical Infrastructure Impacts Digital Infrastructure

Featuring Mark Boxer, applications engineering manager at OFS Optics and Gord Reynolds, vice president for Infrastructure Ontario

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Our Broadband Breakfast Live Online events take place every Wednesday at 12 Noon ET. You can watch the June 2, 2021, event on this page. You can also PARTICIPATE in the current Broadband Breakfast Live Online event. REGISTER HERE.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 12 Noon ET — “Rural Roll-Ups: Has the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Accelerated Mergers & Acquisitions?”

The Rural Digital Opportunity Fund reverse-auction was the source of considerable discussion about its impact upon broadband deployment in underserved areas. There has been less talk about how it has impacted existing broadband providers. This session will consider the many active conversations currently taking place among smaller internet companies. The interest and momentum behind mergers and acquisitions presents an opportunity for providers seeking an exit, and for companies seeking growth opportunities.

Panelists:

  • Andre Demattia, CEO, Talkie Communications
  • Ron Mayes, President, Advantage Communications
  • Drew Clark (moderator), Editor and Publisher of Broadband Breakfast

Andre Demattia is the CEO of Talkie Communications. Talkie was started by Andre and his twin brother Andrew Demattia. Andre has 21 years of telecommunications experience. Andre started at Verizon in 2000 is the DSL provision and maintenance team. After 16 years of Verizon he decided to branch out and start a telecommunications company. Talkie communications offers fiber internet, phone, TV and home security systems.

Ron Mayes is President and Founder of Advantage Communications Inc. He has experience in the wireless communications industry, including paging, cellular, two-way radio, public safety access points, wireless internet service providers, and also IP Camera systems, in-building Distributive Antenna Systems and infrastructure-level repair and maintenance. He is the past editor of the International Magazine The REACTer and several small business and hobby groups publications.

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. In addition to representing public and private providers on broadband issues, Drew is actively involved in issues surrounding interconnected Voice-over-Internet-Protocol service, spectrum licenses, robocalling including STIR/SHAKEN, and the provision of video franchises and “over-the-top” copyrighted content. Contact: drew@breakfast.media

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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Broadband Breakfast Live Online Wednesday June 16, 2021 — Innovation in Broadband Business Models: Open Access Case Studies

A special session with innovators in open access moderated by Sean Buckley, Associate Editor of Broadband Communities magazine.

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Our Broadband Breakfast Live Online events take place every Wednesday at 12 Noon ET. You can watch the June 2, 2021, event on this page. You can also PARTICIPATE in the current Broadband Breakfast Live Online event. REGISTER HERE.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 12 Noon ET — “Rural Roll-Ups: Has the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Accelerated Mergers & Acquisitions?”

The Rural Digital Opportunity Fund reverse-auction was the source of considerable discussion about its impact upon broadband deployment in underserved areas. There has been less talk about how it has impacted existing broadband providers. This session will consider the many active conversations currently taking place among smaller internet companies. The interest and momentum behind mergers and acquisitions presents an opportunity for providers seeking an exit, and for companies seeking growth opportunities.

Panelists:

  • Andre Demattia, CEO, Talkie Communications
  • Ron Mayes, President, Advantage Communications
  • Drew Clark (moderator), Editor and Publisher of Broadband Breakfast

Andre Demattia is the CEO of Talkie Communications. Talkie was started by Andre and his twin brother Andrew Demattia. Andre has 21 years of telecommunications experience. Andre started at Verizon in 2000 is the DSL provision and maintenance team. After 16 years of Verizon he decided to branch out and start a telecommunications company. Talkie communications offers fiber internet, phone, TV and home security systems.

Ron Mayes is President and Founder of Advantage Communications Inc. He has experience in the wireless communications industry, including paging, cellular, two-way radio, public safety access points, wireless internet service providers, and also IP Camera systems, in-building Distributive Antenna Systems and infrastructure-level repair and maintenance. He is the past editor of the International Magazine The REACTer and several small business and hobby groups publications.

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. In addition to representing public and private providers on broadband issues, Drew is actively involved in issues surrounding interconnected Voice-over-Internet-Protocol service, spectrum licenses, robocalling including STIR/SHAKEN, and the provision of video franchises and “over-the-top” copyrighted content. Contact: drew@breakfast.media

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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