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Thursday, July 11 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Recent Trends in Local Franchising

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We’ll look at strategies, trends and outcomes that local governments and PEG entities have taken in local franchise negotiations with the cable industry.    What are productive strategies you and your community should consider?   With changes in industry, technology and policy, what can communities expect when they enter into franchising renewals in the coming years?

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Sue Buske

President, The Buske Group
For the past 40 years, Sue Buske has represented local governments, Community Media Centers (PEG access), educational institutions, and community organizations in their interactions with cable companies.  Ms. Buske is widely recognized as one of the leading experts in the United... Read More →

Gail Karish

Partner, Best Best & Krieger
Gail A. Karish focuses on telecommunications at Best Best & Krieger, LLP, and was previously at Miller & Van Eaton. Gail assists clients – mainly local governments and municipal utilities—with a wide range of telecommunications matters including: broadband and fiber network acquisitions... Read More →
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Tom Robinson

President & CEO, CBG Communications, Inc.
Thomas G. (Tom) Robinson is President and CEO of CBG Communications, Inc. For decades, he has worked with local governments, PEG Access organizations and other public-sector entities across the United States on broadband, cable television, telecommunications and right-of-way (ROW... Read More →

Thursday July 11, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm PDT
Pavilion West