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  Massachusetts Roundtable
September 12th, 2006
Location: Fall VON Conference, Boston
"Broadband deployment represents the infrastructure challenge of the 21st century. Local communities that foster an environment of fair, market-based competition in broadband will have a clear competitive edge in future economic development."

Mitt Romney, Governor

September 12, 2006

Ed Markey, Chairman, House Internet & Telecom CommitteeDebra Shufrin, Governor's Office, Broadband Policy

Pam Reeve, Boston Wireless Initiative
Anthony Rodigues, City of Malden
Ash Dyer, City of Cambridge & Phlogisto, Inc.
Gavin Ellzey, EMC Corp.
Mark Horan, Boston Wireless Initiative

Brough Turner, NMS Communications
Blair Levin, Stifel Nicolaus
Robert Pepper, Cisco Systems
Jim Kohlenberger, VON Coalition
Jeff Pulver,

Cole Reinwand, Earthlink

& others convened a broadband roundtable of state & local market & policy leaders & influentials in Massachusetts's high speed Internet market to:

Encourage all local communities in Massachusetts to establish formal broadband strategies.
Advocate for strategy development without bias toward specific technology, business model or policy solutions.
Learn status of in-state local projects
Propose actions or policies at the state level to support community efforts to stimulate local broadband deployment.
Hear experiences from communities across Massachusetts who are creating bold plans, adopting policies and undertaking innovative public/private partnerships to extend and enhance local broadband infrastructure. Find out what's working and what needs more work.


Facilitator: Digital Village Associates  
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