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Connected Nation’s Chief Policy Counsel to Speak on Broadband Adoption Panel

(April 19, 2011) - Tom Koutsky, Connected Nation’s chief policy counsel, will be a featured panelist in the Broadband Breakfast Club’s monthly discussion on broadband topics. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. (EST) in Washington, D.C.

April’s event, called “Better Broadband Adoption: How to Maximize its Impact and Use,” will feature a panel discussing the economic implications of widespread broadband and how to encourage the use of high-speed Internet by all people, especially those who are reluctant to take part.

Along with Koutsky, the panel will feature:

  • Anna Gomez, deputy assistant secretary for communications and information and deputy administrator, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), U.S. Department of Commerce;

  • Debra Berlyn, executive director, Project to Get Older Adults Online;

  • Sascha Meinrath, director, Open Technology Initiative, New America Foundation;

  • Steve Pastorkovich, business development director and senior policy analyst, Organization for the Promotion and Advancement of Small Telecommunications Companies (OPASTCO); and,

  • BMaynard Scarborough, vice president, government relations and national engagement, One Economy Corporation.

The event will be moderated by Jonathan Charnitski, managing editor at

To learn more about the event, visit