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TechNet and the Massachusetts Broadband Institute to Hold Broadband Summit on Building a Wired Economy

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- TechNet, the bipartisan policy and political network of technology CEOs that promotes the growth of the innovation economy, and the Massachusetts Broadband Institute, a division of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, today will bring together leading innovation and technology companies to discuss the wired economy.

The summit, to be held at MIT's Stata Center, will address how Massachusetts is working with public and private partnerships to achieve their goal as a national leader in broadband adoption, and how new technologies, with the right infrastructure development, will help drive the modern economy.

Pamela Goldberg, CEO of Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, will deliver the keynote address. "MassTech and the Massachusetts Broadband Institute are happy to be part of such a great event. Through the support of the Patrick/Murray Administration and our partners in government and the private sector, we're working diligently to bring broadband Internet access and adoption to all corners of the Commonwealth and close the digital divide. This event gives us an opportunity to highlight where we are and where we need to go."

"We are thrilled to be part of this momentous event," said Rey Ramsey, President and CEO of TechNet, and featured speaker at the summit. "Broadband adoption is critical to our country's economic success, and we are excited to be working with Massachusetts leaders to close the digital divide and accelerate broadband adoption."

Judith Dumont, Director of the Massachusetts Broadband Institute, Matt Dunne, Head of Community Affairs, Google, Staci Pies, Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs, Microsoft, Mark Reilly, SVP of Government and Regulatory Relations, Comcast, Deb Socia, Executive Director of Tech Goes Home, Rob Shanahan, President and CEO, Lightower Fiber Networks and Tim Scott, Vice President, Axia NGNetworks, will speak at today's summit.

The summit will take place on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 from 5pm-8pm ET at the MIT Stata Center. The event is sponsored by Cisco, Google, Microsoft, Comcast, Juniper and Lightower. More information about the event can be found here.

About TechNet:

TechNet is the national, bipartisan network of CEOs that promotes the growth of technology industries and the economy by building long-term relationships between technology leaders and policymakers and by advocating a targeted policy agenda. TechNet's members represent more than one million employees in the fields of information technology, biotechnology, e-commerce and finance. TechNet has offices in Washington, D.C., Palo Alto, Sacramento, Seattle, Boston and Austin. Web address: www.technet.org. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter at @technetupdate.

About the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative:

Massachusetts Technology Collaborative is one of the Commonwealth's innovative public agencies working to support a vibrant economy. MassTech partners closely with industry to improve the innovation landscape through cluster development, research collaborations, and key initiatives. For more information, please visit www.masstech.org.

 

 

 

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