IEEE NH Broadband Forum


IEEE New Hampshire Section Broadband Forum

April 21, 2021, 7:00–9:00 p.m.

The IEEE Broadband Forum is a free, virtual event addressing the challenges of providing broadband internet access to sparsely populated states such as New Hampshire. The forum will discuss the network technologies used and proposed for broadband access and address the technical and economic viability of each for urban, suburban, and rural areas. Open to the public and civic leaders, the speakers will answer questions from the online audience.

The goals for the event are to provide attendees with

(1) An understanding of the demographic and economic issues hampering wide deployment of broadband access

(2) The technology options currently proposed for delivering broadband

 (3) The status and outlook of state and federal programs to extend broadband access to un-served areas of New Hampshire.

Event description and registration for Zoom access is at:
The event will be recorded and posted on the IEEE New Hampshire Video Newsletter page

The speakers are

  • Eric Burger, research professor of computer science at Georgetown University, formerly an assistant director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and CTO of the FCC.
  • Steve Camerino, president and chief executive officer of New Hampshire Electric Cooperative, which is working to expand high speed internet service in the under-served communities in New Hampshire.
  • Larry Press, professor emeritus of information systems at California State University Dominguez Hills, Larry has followed internet via satellite projects since the first generation of low earth observation constellations.


Access to broadband has become a national priority, as the COVID-19 pandemic amplified the significant gaps in coverage and data rates in many areas, gaps which limit the ability to connect to work and school from home. Where coverage is available, the high cost of service may prevent many from accessing it. As unparalleled federal investments are being proposed to close the digital divide, communities and their leaders should develop an understanding of the options and trade-offs to determine which technologies and business models best serve them.

The broadband internet forum is organized by the IEEE New Hampshire Section. IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity.


Best wishes,

Jim Isaak

Advocating the expansion to universal affordable broadband

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  Date and Time




  • Date: 21 Apr 2021
  • Time: 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
  • All times are US/Eastern
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Event description and registration for Zoom access is at:

  • Concord
  • United States

  • Starts 16 April 2021 04:00 PM
  • Ends 21 April 2021 07:00 PM
  • All times are US/Eastern
  • No Admission Charge