Hon. Rick Boucher, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives for 9th District of Virginia and Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet, will join BroadbandUS TV hosts Jim Baller and Marty Stern to discuss the community broadband issue, including prospects for enactment of the federal Community Broadband Act. The program will also include a panel of experts who will face off in lively, spirited debate on the pros and cons of community broadband, examples of successes and failures, and the political, legal, economic, technological, and social issues posed by community broadband.


Jim Baller Principal, The Baller Herbst Law Group

Marty Stern
Partner, K&L Gates


Congressman Rick Boucher:

Chairman of the U.S. House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the

Co-Chairman, Congressional Internet Caucus


Harold DePriest:

President and CEO, Chattanooga Electric Power Board

Christopher Mitchell:

Director, Telecommunications as Commons Initiative, Institute for Local Self-Reliance

David Williams:

Vice President for Policy,
Citizens Against Public Waste

Coleman Bazelon:

Principal, The Brattle Group