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Broadband Opportunities for Rural America

 

Broadband Opportunities

FCC/USDA Rural Broadband Educational Workshops


Workshop Presentations: Blacksburg, Virginia - April 30, 2008


The first FCC/USDA Rural Broadband Educational Workshop was held in Blacksburg, VA on April 30, 2008. The opening welcome address was given by John Branscome, Chief, Spectrum & Competition Policy Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, FCC, and by Laura Lee, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of Congressman Rick Boucher (D-VA-9th District). The following presentations were given during the course of the workshop:


An Overview of Broadband Technology Platforms and Data on Broadband Deployment

Julius Knapp
Chief, Office of Engineering &Technology, FCC
pdf - PowerPoint

Chelsea Fallon
Special Advisor, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, FCC
pdf - PowerPoint


Broadband Funding Opportunities from USDA

Mary Campanola
Outreach Coordinator, USDA Rural Development

Scott Steiner
Broadband Division Engineer, USDA Rural Development
pdf - PowerPoint


The FCC's Rural Health Care Pilot Program

Thomas Buckley
Senior Deputy Chief, Telecommunications Access Policy Division
Wireline Competition Bureau, FCC

pdf - PowerPoint


Access to Licensed Spectrum for Wireless Broadband

John Branscome
Chief, Spectrum & Competition Policy Division
Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, FCC

James Brown
Wireless Telecom Analyst, Mobility Division
Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, FCC

pdf - PowerPoint


Spectrum Auctions

Margaret Wiener
Chief, Auctions & Spectrum Access Division
Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, FCC

pdf - PowerPoint


Using License-Exempt Spectrum for Wireless Broadband

Julius Knapp
Chief, Office of Engineering & Technology, FCC
pdf - PowerPoint



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7/16/2008.