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CENIC NGI Roundtable
Innovative First Mile Strategies Workshop
October 9, 2002
Fairmont Hotel, San Jose, CA

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

CENIC is now accepting presentation abstracts for the
NGI Roundtable Workshop: Innovative First Mile
Strategies.  The workshop will take place October 9,
2002 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, CA.

Instead of waiting for the “last mile” to get to users,
the “first mile” provides a user-oriented, proactive
view of advancing access to significant broadband
resources.

CENIC's Next Generation Internet (NGI) Roundtable
addresses critical technical, policy, financial and
organization challenges facing the delivery of 1 Gigabit
broadband to all Californians by 2010.  The Innovative
First Mile Strategies workshop will bring together the
interests of research, education, commerce, state and
local government and the general public to address the
issues surrounding the implementation of robust
end-to-end broadband capabilities to every education
institution, business and home in California.

Proposals from individuals and companies with innovative
“first mile” solutions and strategies for ubiquitous
broadband deployment will be considered. Areas of
interest include strategies for wire line, wireless,
satellite, and cable broadband deployment.

**How to Submit**

For consideration, proposals must contain with the
following information:
> Presentation title
> Abstract (not to exceed 250 words)
> Company name
> Speaker name
> Speaker title
> Speaker biography
> Address, phone, fax, e-mail address of speaker
> PR or MarCom contact  (include phone, fax, and e-mail)

Proposals should be submitted electronically to:
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**Proposal Deadline: August 6, 2002. **

All presentation proposals will be kept confidential.

**Notification **

Notification of proposal status will be made by August
19, 2002.

**Tabletop Displays**

In addition to the presentations, a limited number of
tabletop displays are available for interested groups.
For more information about reserving a tabletop display,
contact Molly Petrick, NGI Roundtable Director, at
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**For More Information**

For questions or more information on the CENIC NGI
Roundtable, please see http://www.cenic.org/NGI or send
email to [log in to unmask]