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Broadband Breakfast is the leading media company advocating for higher-capacity internet everywhere through topical, timely and intelligent coverage.

Our “must attend” Broadband Breakfast Live Online webcasts take place, for free, every Wednesday at 12 Noon ET.

The company hosts in-person events, including the BEAD Implementation Summit (BEAD stands for the Broadband, Equity, Access and Deployment grant program) on June 22, 2023, in Washington. It hosts the annual Big Tech & Speech Summit in the spring and the Digital Infrastructure Investment Summit in the fall. The latter event champions a robust 21st century information economy.

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Drew Clark, CEO

Breakfast Media LLC CEO has led the Broadband Breakfast community since 2008. As Editor and Publisher, he brings experts and practitioners together to advance the benefits provided by broadband. You can find him on LinkedIn.

An early proponent of better broadband, better lives, he founded Broadband Census as a way to crowdsource broadband data left unpublished by the Federal Communications Commission. Then, the Broadband Breakfast Club helped drive debate around broadband investments under the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Clark was appointed Executive Director of the Partnership for a Connected Illinois, the state broadband initiative, under Gov. Pat Quinn in 2010. There, he led a combined federal and state effort of fiber-optic and wireless infrastructure investments, including broadband mapping, economic development and digital literacy training.

He has served as President of the Rural Telecommunications Congress and co-host of the annual Broadband Communities Summit. The articles and posts on Broadband Breakfast and affiliated social media 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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Ahmad Hathout, Managing Editor

Managing Editor Ahmad Hathout has spent the last half-decade reporting on the Canadian telecommunications and media industries for leading publications. He started the scoop-driven news site to make Canadian telecom news more accessible and digestible. Follow him on Twitter @ackmet.


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Em McPhie, Marketing Director + Reporter

Marketing Director Em McPhie studied communication design and writing at Washington University in St. Louis, where she was a managing editor for the student newspaper. In addition to agency and freelance marketing experience, she has reported extensively on Section 230, big tech, and rural broadband access. She is a founding board member of Code Open Sesame, an organization that teaches computer programming skills to underprivileged children.


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David B. McGarry, Reporter

Reporter David B. McGarry hails from sunny Los Angeles. He has written extensively on privacy and tech policy. His work has appeared in such publications as RealClearPolicy and The Center Square.


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Teralyn Whipple, Reporter

Reporter Teralyn Whipple studied business at Brigham Young University. She has a love for the people in the Washington area, and hopes to share her love for people through her writing.


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