Archive: April 2012

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Broadband and Economic Development Explored in Two-Day Webcast Beginning Tomorrow
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Tax Relief Act Spectrum Provisions Examined in Upcoming Live Webcast

Broadband and Economic Development Explored in Two-Day Webcast Beginning Tomorrow

The importance of broadband deployment for economic development will be explored in a special, two-day webcast carried on Broadband US TV live from the Broadband Communities Summit in Dallas, Texas beginning tomorrow, April 24, 2012. The Summit will feature leaders from federal and local governments, public policy groups, and the broadband industry. The webcast will include discussions on the construction of advanced broadband systems, government incentives and support, innovative financing methods, and regional deployment challenges.

You can access the webcast here (free registration required).

Tax Relief Act Spectrum Provisions Examined in Upcoming Live Webcast

The spectrum title of the recently enacted Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 includes sweeping provisions on public safety broadband, freeing up broadcast spectrum for wireless broadband, and the future of television white spaces. Yet significant questions remain over the meaning of the Act’s key provisions and its implementation.

These issues and others will be examined in a special two-hour live webcast carried on Broadband US TV from 1:00-3:00 pm (ET) on April 4th. Co-hosts Marty Stern of K&L Gates and Jim Baller of the Baller Herbst Law Group will be joined by two expert panels to discuss the Act’s meaning, impact, and implementation. The first panel, covering implications for public safety and other governmental entities, will feature Stephen Traylor, Executive Director of NATOA; Brett Kilbourne, Deputy General Counsel of the Utilities Telecom Council; Brett S. Haan of Deloitte Consulting; and Roger Wespe, Government Relations Manager at APCO International. The second panel, covering impacts on broadcasters, wireless carriers, and the tech community, will feature Michael Calabrese of the New America Foundation; Lawrence Krevor, Vice President at Sprint Nextel; Kevin Krufky, Vice President of Public Affairs at Alcatel-Lucent; and Peter Tannenwald, Member of Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth.

You can access the webcast here (free registration required).

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