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Released: February 4, 2013
2013 Broadband Summit

Broadband Adoption and Usage - What Have We Learned?

Sponsored by the Federal - State Joint Conference
on Advanced Services with NTIA
February 7, 2013

Agenda

9:00
Meet and Greet
9:15

Welcoming Remarks:

FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn and Commissioner Larry Landis (IN)
9:30

Keynote

(via video recording)
Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA) introduced by FCC Commissioner Mignon
Clyburn
9:45

Panel 1: What Have We Learned from Academic Studies on How to Close
the Broadband Adoption Gap

Moderator:
Garnet Hanly, Attorney Advisor, TAPD, Wireline Competition Bureau, FCC
Panelists:
Dr. Jon Gant, University of Illinois, School of Library and Information Sciences
Dr. John Horrigan, Vice President and Director, Media and Technology Institute,
Joint Ctr. for Political and Economic Studies
Dr. Karen Mossberger, University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Public
Administration
Chanelle P. Hardy, Senior Vice President for Policy and Executive Director of
the National Urban League Policy Institute
Tom Koutsky, Chief Policy Counsel, Connected Nation
10:45
Break
11:00

Panel 2: Discussion of Best Practices Learned from Implementing
Broadband Adoption Programs Within Different Communities

Moderator:
Commissioner Geoffrey G. Why (MA)
Panelists:
Deb Socia, Executive Director, Technology Goes Home
Kyle Toto, Community Manager, Veteran’s Portal, Massachusetts Broadband
Institute
Bao Vang, President/CEO, Hmong American Partnership
Sybil Boutilier, Senior Analyst for Public Policy, Programs and Legislation for
San Francisco's Department of Aging and Adult Services

Derrick Bulawa, CEO, BEK Communications Cooperative
12:00

Lunch

12:45

Keynote

Lawrence E. Strickling, Administrator, National Telecommunications and
Information Administration (NTIA), Assistant Secretary for Communications
and Information, U.S. Department of Commerce introduced by FCC Chairman
Julius Genachowski
1:30

Panel 3: Discussion of Best Practices Learned from Implementing
Broadband Adoption Programs Within Different Communities

Moderator:
Laura Breeden, Program Director for Public Computing and Broadband
Adoption, BTOP, NTIA
Panelists:
Tamara Cox-Burnett, Community Technology Center Director, College of
Menominee Nation
Richard Abisla, Latino TechNet Project Manager, Mission Economic
Development Agency
Corinne Hill, Director of Chattanooga, TN Public Library
David Fletcher, Administrative Services Director, Center for Distance Health
(CDH), University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
2:30
Break
2:40

Remarks:

FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn introduces Commissioner Jessica
Rosenworcel as new Federal Chair of Federal-State Joint Conference on
Advanced Services
2:45

Panel 4: Discussion of Industry Best Practices to Increase Broadband
Adoption Among the Various Technologies

Moderator:
Commissioner Larry Landis (IN)
Panelists:
Dave Davidson, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Ohio, Frontier
Communications
Bret Perkins, Vice President of External and Government Affairs, Comcast
Corporation
Elaine Divelbliss, Director and Senior Counsel, Sprint Nextel Corporation/Virgin
Mobile
Dale Merten, Chief Operating Officer, ToledoTel

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