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Podcast: Alternative Solutions to Achieving Ubiquitous Broadband

This 48 minute podcast was recorded at the EDUCAUSE 2007 Policy Conference. It features a general session entitled, "Alternative Solutions to Achieving Ubiquitous Broadband". It is a panel discussion featuring:

  • Michael Cook, Senior VP for Sales and Marketing, North American Division, Hughes Network Systems
  • John Muleta, Co-Founder and CEO, M2Z Networks
  • Sam Spencer, Editor, BPL Today
  • Session moderator: Richard Greenfield, IT Policy Manager, Office of Information Technologies, University of Alaska

Most Americans rely on DSL and cable modem for their broadband connection, but are these the only options? Other technologies once derided as impractical are beginning to show promise. Can alternative broadband technologies help facilitate the oft-repeated vision of federal policymakers to provide “affordable, ubiquitous broadband for all Americans, regardless of where they live”? Industry experts and entrepreneurs seeking to shake up the current broadband marketplace will discuss the practical progress of these alternatives to date and whether adjustments in federal IT policy regulations are needed to enable their chances for success.

This podcast was edited by Carie Windham.

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Running time: 47m 51s
File size: 43.8 MB
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