Broadband Breakfast on February 28, 2024 – Broadband Mapping and Broadband Labels

Focus on actual broadband performance is coming front and center for consumers.

Broadband Breakfast on February 28, 2024 – Broadband Mapping and Broadband Labels

In the leadup to the Broadband Measurement Summit on March 7, the February 28 Broadband Breakfast Live Online event will consider the Federal Communications Commission’s broadband “nutrition” labels. By April 10, 2024, larger ISPs must display these new Broadband Consumer Labels at the point of sale.

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They must use clear, easy-to-understand, and accurate information about the cost and performance of broadband services. Internet service providers with 100,000 or fewer subscriber lines must do so by October 10, 2024. Together with the renewed focus on geospatial broadband mapping as part of the BEAD challenge process, a focus on actual broadband performance is finally coming front and center for consumers.

Broadband Measurement Summit
An event in Washington on Thursday, March 7, 2024. Understanding BEAD challenges, FCC Nutrition Labels and more.


  • Bryan Darr, Vice President, Government Affairs, Ookla
  • Christine Parker, Senior GIS Analyst, Institute for Local Self Reliance
  • Rhyan Neble, Vice President, Product Innovation, ETI Software Solutions
  • Ted Hearn, Editor, Policyband
  • Tyler Cooper, Editor in Chief, BroadbandNow
  • Drew Clark (moderator), Editor and Publisher, Broadband Breakfast

Bryan Darr is Vice President of Government Affairs at Ookla. He coordinates Ookla’s outreach to local, state and federal governments and serves on CTIA’s Smart Cities Business & Technology Working Group.

Christine Parker is the Senior GIS Analyst on the Community Broadband Networks team at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. Her work is centered around describing and illustrating Internet availability and adoption across the US. Christine holds a PhD in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Rhyan Neble has three decades of experience managing, developing, and supporting BSS, PMS, POS, CRM, and LOB applications for planned communities, municipalities, and network operators on four continents. This includes delivery of voice, video, data, and “over the top” via wireless, active ethernet, and PON solutions. Rhyan is currently leading the ETI Software Solutions product innovation team responsible for compliance-related activity for our customers and integrating machine learning and augmented reality into their next-generation B/OSS solutions.

Ted Hearn is the Editor and Publisher of Policyband, a new website dedicated to comprehensive coverage of the broadband communications market.

Tyler Cooper is the Editor-in-Chief at BroadbandNow. BroadbandNow and its analytics arm, BroadbandNow Research, cover social, economic and political issues related to broadband technology such as digital inclusion, municipal broadband, telecom legislation, emerging technologies, and the impact of broadband on everyday life. Tyler is an active speaker at industry conferences and events, such as the National Digital Inclusion Alliances Net Inclusion conference, NPR’s “In Conversation” & Broadband Breakfast’s “Broadband Breakfast Live Online.” Tyler’s work has been published on sites including VentureBeatTechRadar, Digital Trends, The Next Web, as well as VICEFox NewsVoice of America, and many other outlets.

Breakfast Media LLC CEO Drew Clark has led the Broadband Breakfast community since 2008. An early proponent of better broadband, better lives, he initially founded the Broadband Census crowdsourcing campaign for broadband data. As Editor and Publisher, Clark presides over the leading media company advocating for higher-capacity internet everywhere through topical, timely and intelligent coverage. Clark also served as head of the Partnership for a Connected Illinois, a state broadband initiative.

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