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Agenda Announced for Feb. 7th Broadband Adoption and Usage Summit

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Released: January 17, 2013

Federal Communications Commission

Federal-State Joint Conference

445 12th Street, S.W.
on Advanced Services

Washington, D. C. 20554



January 17, 2013
Mark Wigfield, 202-418-0253

Federal-State Joint Conference on Advanced Services Announces Agenda, Panelists, and Keynote

Speech by Assistant Secretary of Commerce Lawrence E. Strickling for the

2013 Broadband Summit: Broadband Adoption And Usage – What Have We Learned?
The Federal-State Joint Conference
on Advanced Services, with the National
Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), will hold a Summit on February 7, 2013 to
identify and discuss best practices learned from broadband adoption programs and academic
studies/surveys, and how implementation of these best practices can close the broadband adoption gap
among Americans – particularly low-income households, racial and ethnic minorities, seniors, rural
residents, residents of Tribal lands and people with disabilities. The agenda listing committed and invited
panelists for the Summit is below. In addition, the Summit will include a keynote speech by Assistant
Secretary of Communications and Information and Administrator of NTIA, Department of Commerce,
Lawrence E. Strickling.


February 7, 2013


9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST


FCC Commission Room
445 12th St. SW
Washington, D.C. 20554




Meet and Greet


Welcoming Remarks:
FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn and Commissioner Larry Landis (IN)


Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA)



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

Garnet Hanly

, Attorney Advisor, TAPD, Wireline Competition Bureau, FCC

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

Madura Wijewardena

, Director, Research and Policy, National Urban League

Tom Koutsky

, Chief Policy Counsel, Connected Nation



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

Commissioner Geoffrey G. Why (MA)

Deb Socia

, Executive Director, Technology Goes Home

Kyle Toto

, Community Manager, Veteran’s Portal, Massachusetts Broadband

Bao Vang

, President/CEO, Hmong American Partnership

Sybil Boutilier

, Senior Analyst for Public Policy and Programs, Dept. of Aging
and Adult Services, City and County of San Francisco
Rural Utilities Service/Broadband Initiatives Program Awardee (invited)

Lunch* and Keynote
Lawrence E. Strickling

, Administrator, National Telecommunications and
Information Administration (NTIA), Assistant Secretary for Communications
and Information, U.S. Department of Commerce

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

Laura Breeden

, Program Director for Public Computing and Broadband
Adoption, BTOP, NTIA


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
University of Arkansas (invited)




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

Commissioner Larry Landis (IN)

Dave Davidson

, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Ohio, Frontier

Bret Perkins

, Vice President of External and Government Affairs, Comcast

Elaine Divelbliss,

Director and Senior Counsel, Sprint Nextel
Corporation/Virgin Mobile

Dale Merten,

Chief Operating Officer, ToledoTel

Accommodations -

Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon
request. Include a description of the accommodation you will need and tell us how to contact you if we
need more information. Make your request as early as possible. Last minute requests will be accepted,
but may be impossible to fill. Send an e-mail to or call the Consumer & Governmental
Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (TTY).


- This Summit is open to the public. In order to ensure space availability and expedite the
security check-in process, please submit name and company affiliation ahead of time by sending an email
to All attendees are advised to arrive approximately 30 minutes prior to the start
of the workshop to allow time to go through our security process.
* Lunch: Attendees may pre-order lunch, to be picked up by FCC staff, from the Potbelly Sandwich
Shop. To place your order online, go to: and follow
these instructions:
Which Shop?, enter the FCC’s address at 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC, and then select
the Potbelly Shop located at 1240 Maryland Ave, SW Washington
Carryout or Delivery?: Carryout
Pickup Date?: February 7, 2013
Pickup Time?: 11:00 am
 Make your lunch and beverage selections
Who is this Item for?:

First and last name followed by “FCC

,” i.e., John Smith FCC
Contact Information: Complete your contact information and after your last name, include “-


Credit Card Information: Provide your credit card information and submit your order.


- Please send an e-mail to to pre-register for the webcast. To view the
webcast, go to on the day of the event. Viewers may submit questions by e-mail to

Website –

Updates to the agenda, as well as panelist materials will be available on the Summit’s website
More information about the Federal-State Joint Conference on Advanced Services is available at

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