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New England Chapter and Boston University College of Communication Current Issues Conference

October 17, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Location: Boston University Photonics Center, 8 Saint Mary’s Street, Boston, MA 02215

Topic: Broadband Funding, Deployment and Equity from Federal, State and Provider Perspectives

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Agenda (tentative)

2pm: Introductions from David W. Bogan (Partner, Day Pitney LLP and FCBA-New England Chapter Co-Chair), T. Barton Carter (Professor, BU College of Communication) and Diane Griffin Holland (Partner, Wiley Rein LLP and FCBA President).

2:15pm: Fireside Chat featuring Wendy Lader (Northeast Regional Director, Department of Commerce National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) Office of Internet Connectivity and Growth) and Diane Griffin Holland.

2:45pm: State Broadband Director Panel featuring Michael Baldino (Director and General Counsel, Massachusetts Broadband Institute), Andrew Butcher (President, Maine Connectivity Authority), Christine Hallquist (Executive Director, Vermont Community Broadband Board), Kevin Pisacich (Director, Connecticut Office of Technology and Broadband, Bureau of Technology and Energy Policy), and Brian Thorn (Director, Broadband Strategy, Rhode Island Commerce Corporation), moderated by Daniel Lyons (Professor and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Boston College Law School).

3:45pm: Provider Panel featuring Mike Chowaniec (Vice President of State Government Affairs, Charter Communications), Jill Sandford (Chief Legal Officer, FirstLight Fiber), and Teri Ohta (Senior Corporate Counsel, T-Mobile USA, Inc.), moderated by Jackie McCarthy (FCBA-New England Chapter Co-Chair)

5:00: Reception



October 17, 2023
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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Boston University Photonics Center
8 Saint Mary's Street
Boston, MA 02215
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