FCC Wireless Telecom Bureau Chief to Keynote ‘Data Caps, the Spectrum Crunch and the Wireless Home’

WASHINGTON, Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 – The broadband policy news and events service BroadbandBreakfast.com will hold its February 2013 Broadband Breakfast Club event: “Data Caps for Wireless Broadband, the Spectrum Crunch and the Wireless Home” on Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 at Clyde’s of Gall

WASHINGTON, Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 – The broadband policy news and events service BroadbandBreakfast.com will hold its February 2013 Broadband Breakfast Club event:

“Data Caps for Wireless Broadband, the Spectrum Crunch and the Wireless Home” on Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 at Clyde’s of Gallery Place, 707 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001 from 8 am – 10 am.

Registration is available at: http://broadbandbreakfast.eventbrite.com

Speakers presently include:


Ruth Milkman, Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Ruth Milkman is Chief of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, a position she held from August 2009 to June 2011, returning in June 2012. Between June 2011 and June 2012, Ms. Milkman was Special Counsel to the Chairman for Innovation in Government, and also served as co-lead of the Incentive Auction Task Force from February 2012 to June 2012. Between 1999 and 2009, Ms. Milkman was a partner in the Washington D.C. law firm of Lawler, Metzger, Milkman & Keeney, LLC, where she practiced telecommunications law. Between 1986 and 1998, Ms. Milkman served at the FCC in a variety of positions, including Deputy Chief of the International and Common Carrier Bureaus, and Senior Legal Advisor to Chairman Reed Hundt, with responsibility for wireless issues and spectrum policy. Ms. Milkman has a B.A. from Harvard University and a J.D. from the University of Michigan. She served as law clerk to the Honorable J. Harvie Wilkinson III on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Mark Cooper, Research Director, Consumer Federation of America

Mark Cooper holds a Ph.D. from Yale University and is a former Yale University and Fulbright Fellow. He is Director of Research at the Consumer Federation of America where he has responsibility for analysis and advocacy in the areas of telecommunications, media, digital rights, economic and energy policy. He has provided expert testimony in over 250 cases for public interest clients including Attorneys General, People’s Counsels, and citizen interveners before state and federal agencies, courts and legislators in almost four dozen jurisdictions in the U.S. and Canada. His books include: Media Ownership and Democracy in the Digital Information Age (Center for Internet & Society, Stanford University, 2003), Cable Mergers and Monopolies (Economic Policy institute), The Transformation of Egypt (Johns Hopkins, 1982), and Equity and Energy (Westview, 1983).

Roger Entner, Founder, Recon Analytics

Mr. Entner, one of the most recognized telecom experts in the United States, leads IAG’s Communications Sector covering the wireless, wireline and cable industry. He is building IAG’s business endeavors in this rapid growth sector for IAG. Before joining IAG, he was Vice President, Wireless Telecom for Ovum, responsible for establishing Ovum as one of the leading research and analysis providers for wireless in the United States. Prior to that, Roger headed the wireless carrier group at the Yankee Group. While at the Yankee Group, Roger spearheaded and launched the new products that broadened the product portfolio to include quantitative and qualitative offerings. In both positions, Roger has been a trusted advisor to the senior leadership teams of the largest companies in the wireless industry. Roger is one of the most quoted wireless industry experts in the United States and a sought after speaker at industry and corporate events. Roger has an MBA from George Washington University and a BA from Herriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Nick Feamster, Associate Professor in the College of Computing, Georgia Tech

Nick Feamster is an associate professor in the College of Computing at Georgia Tech. He received his Ph.D. in Computer science from MIT in 2005, and his S.B. and M.Eng. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT in 2000 and 2001, respectively. His research focuses on many aspects of computer networking and networked systems, including the design, measurement, and analysis of network routing protocols, network operations and security, and anonymous communication systems. In December 2008, he received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) for his contributions to cybersecurity, notably spam filtering. His honors include the Technology Review 35 “Top Young Innovators Under 35” award, a Sloan Research Fellowship, the NSF CAREER award, the IBM Faculty Fellowship, and award papers at SIGCOMM 2006 (network-level behavior of spammers), the NSDI 2005 conference (fault detection in router configuration), Usenix Security 2002 (circumventing web censorship using Infranet), and Usenix Security 2001 (web cookie analysis).

Additional Panelists Have Been Invited


Paul Barbagallo, Reporter, Bloomberg BNA

Paul Barbagallo has covered media, technology, and telecommunications policy for Bloomberg BNA’s Daily Report for Executives since December 2009. Prior to that, he served as a reporter and senior editor of Telecommunications Reports’ State Newswire, where he covered state legislative and regulatory policy issues, while contributing to TR’sflagship publication, TR Daily. Previously, he covered business and politics for newspapers and magazines in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, including The Times of Trenton and The Trentonian. He is an alumnus of Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey and is currently pursuing a M.A. in Writing from Johns Hopkins University. He can be reached at pbarbagallo@bna.com

American and Continental breakfasts are included. The program begins shortly after 8:30 a.m. Tickets to the event are $45.00 plus a small online fee.

Registration is available at http://broadbandbreakfast.eventbrite.com

The Broadband Breakfast Club is sponsored by Comcast, Google, the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and US Telecom.

The Broadband Breakfast Club series meets on the third Tuesday of each month (except for August and December).

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BroadbandBreakfast.com is in its fifth year of hosting monthly breakfast forums in Washington on broadband and related internet policy issues. These events are on the record, open to the public and consider a wide range of viewpoints. Our Broadband Breakfast Club meets on the third tuesday of every month (except for August and December).

Our elected official keynotes have included Representatives Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), John Conyers (D-MI), Diane Watson (D-CA), Joe Barton (R-TX) and the former Rep. Rick Boucher (D-VA).

Our agency and commission official keynotes have included Deputy Undersecretary for Agriculture Dallas Tonsager, Julius Genachowski, Chairman FCC; former RUS Administrator, Jonathan Adelstein, Federal Trade Commissioner, Julie Brill; Deputy Assistant Secretary, NTIA, Anna Gomez.

Our moderated discussion panels are comprised of leaders from a wide variety of organizations including government, industry, law firms, academia, nonprofit, journalism and many others.

Our audiences are equally diverse.

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