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Drew Clark
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Attended George Mason University School of Law
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah
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Good luck to the former GigaOm writers now at Fortune. 
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Don't miss the next Broadband Breakfast Club - FREE LIVE WEBCAST - at 2 p.m. ET on Friday, April 24!
Since moving to Salt Lake City about a year and a half ago, I've been extremely impressed with the fiber-optic networks in the core populated areas of Utah. I like to think of this fiber asset as "GigUtah."Now, I'm happy to announce that the Utah Breakfast Club, a discussion group that I started this year in Salt Lake City, is teaming up with the Broadband Breakfast Club to announce a special luncheon event on Gigabit Networks in Utah that will t...
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Saturday will mark the 40th anniversary of when Bill Gates and Paul Allen founded the software giant in 1975.
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Information about SB297 is incorrect - it was a prior version of the legislation that would have barred public officials from the ability to marry based on their decision to conduct marriages. From my column in the Deseret News at http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865624274/A-Utah-compromise-reconciling-gay-rights-and-religious-freedom.html.

"Some in the gay and lesbian community were concerned with the introduction of SB297. The measure required the office of every county clerk to be available to solemnize same-sex unions, but it permited individual county clerks to abstain from officiating at a ceremony to which they object.

But it also includes important protections for religious freedom. Namely, government entities are forbidden from requiring religious officials to ecclesiastically recognize same-sex marriages, or to lend their facilities to same-sex marriages, or to alter their marriage or counseling programs, or to revoke any business or professional license because of "that licensee's belief or the licensee's lawful expression of those beliefs" against same-sex marriage.

There was some back-and-forth last week as particular legislative language within SB297 was modified to address whether any given public official who conducted man-woman marriages would be required to conduct them for same-sex couples, too. Now, though, it is clear that they are not required to do so."
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My own year end Top 10 list....
The year 2014 has been a sour one. From the perspective of politics and society, what did the country and the press find newsworthy in it? Here's my list of the top 10 news stories from 2014.
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My latest "Letter from Salt Lake" in the Deseret News...
Some see the "right to be forgotten” as the equivalent of the ability to leave one’s past indiscretions behind by picking up, move locations, and starting over. The interconnected of today
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Researchers say the milk is brimming with potential therapeutic agents, for babies and also possibly adults.
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Important news out of Salt Lake City....
Calling it a monumental and historic day, Utah lawmakers unveiled much-anticipated legislation Wednesday that aims to balance religious rights and protections against discrimination of LGBT people in
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A feel-good video about San Leandro and its efforts to use a Gigabit Network to propel itself as a "prototype" city of the future.
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My year-in-review piece for BroadbandBreakfast.com
December 18, 2014 - While net neutrality captured Washington policy headlines, the most significant communications development in 2014 was the emergence of new and more viable approaches to building community and municipal Gigabit Networks. A confluence of factors in the worlds of broadband, energy, transportation, manufacturing and civic engagement have underscored the need for next-generation internet networks. Evidence of this gathering moment...
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Education
  • George Mason University School of Law
    J.D., 2006 - 2010
  • Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
    M.A., Journalism, 1995 - 1996
  • Swarthmore College
    B.A. with Honors, Philosphy and Economics, 1983 - 1987
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Visionary Advocate for Better Broadband, Better Lives.
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Of Counsel, Kirton McConkie +
Chairman and Publisher, BroadbandBreakfast.com
Columnist, Deseret News

An early and forceful advocate of better broadband information. Founded BroadbandCensus.com in January 2008 for broadband speeds, prices, availability, reliability and competition. Publisher of the of news and events service BroadbandBreakfast.com.
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Pushed to publicize broadband providers, by name, in each census block.
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Digital Journalism, Law & Technology, and Broadband Enthusiast
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Broadcast Privacy Law Copyright Law Homeland Security Cyberlaw Mobile Communications Patents Broadband Cybercrime Free Speech Social Media New Media Editing Strategic Communications Journalism Blogging Media Relations Public Policy Public Relations Politics
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  • Kirton McConkie
    Of Counsel, 2014 - present
  • Founder, BroadbandBreakfast.com
    present
  • Deseret News Publishing Company
    Opinion Editor, 2013 - 2014
  • Broadband Illinois
    Executive DIrector, 2010 - 2013
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Salt Lake City, Utah
Previously
Springfield, Illinois - Washington, DC - New York, NY - Evora, Portugal - Praia, Cabo Verde - Johannesburg, South Africa - San Francisco, CA - Swarthmore, PA
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December 18, 2014 - While net neutrality captured Washington policy headlines, the most significant communications development in 2014 was t

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Mormon Newsroom - Difference and Dignity
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Second in a five-part series on why faith matters to society [1] Alan J. Meese, Nathan B. Oman, “Hobby Lobby, Corporate Law, and the Theory

California and New York City: A Tale of Two Deals
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Senior market report Kate Smith and Buy-side reporter Hillary Flynn breakdown this week s biggest deals coming from the State of California

Rick Perry indictment good for GOP - Chicago Sun-Times
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BY MICHAEL LIND: When I heard that Texas Governor Rick Perry had been indicted, I thought, “This had better be good, or it will backfire on

Bezos-owned Washington Post now inserting gross Amazon affiliate links i...
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There's something creepy in this Washington Post piece about Penguin's new "adult" cover for the 50th anniversary edition of “Charlie and th

Scalia v. Scalia
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Does his faith influence his judicial decision making?

FCC Commissioners Meet With Protesters Before Net Neutrality Vote
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WASHINGTON — A tiny week-long encampment of net neutrality demonstrators outside the Federal Communications Commission in Washington has dra

With Outside Help, Mooney Wins GOP Nod for West Virginia House Seat
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The former Maryland state legislator had the backing of numerous conservative outside groups.

America Isn’t Ready for Colbert to Replace Letterman | Underwire | WIRED
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First of all, congratulations to Colbert. Second of all, this is not gonna go well.

Why Religion Matters: The Longing Within
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This essay on individual faith is the first in a five-part series about the value of religion

Another small business closed by the Illinois Department of Revenue - Il...
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By Scott Reeder - SPRINGFIELD – Susan Clause is no quitter. For 16 years, she and her husband, Stephen Briggs, have owned and operated a tea

Senator Rand Paul sues Obama over NSA intel program
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Washington — US Senator Rand Paul filed suit Wednesday against President Barack Obama and other officials in a bid to end the secret program

Bill would give enrollment preference to grandchildren of charter school...
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Members of the House Education Committee approved a bill that would allow a charter school to give enrollment preference to the grandchildre

'Duck Dynasty' family to release 5-week church curriculum featuring para...
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The Robertson family has affected many Christians around the nation, and now the family has plans to put their faith-based messages into a m