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Friday, August 14 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Franchising and Franchise Renewal Update

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Franchising and renewals present issues and opportunities such as getting PEG on HD channels, PEG funding options, EPG, franchise fees, and more. This session will address these and other issues and provide an update on the challenges and progress during recent franchise processes.

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Mike Bradley

Partner, Bradley Hagen & Gullikson, LLC _x000D_
Mike is an attorney, with over 20 years of experience, practicing in the area of cable franchising and telecommunications. He is the founding partner of Bradley Hagen & Gullikson, LLC, a law firm based in the Twin Cities and Special Counsel to the Seattle-based law firm the Lighthouse Law Group . Mike has represented the City of Minneapolis and many other cities with CenturyLink’s applications for competitive cable franchises. He has also... Read More →
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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 States on cable policy and local cable programming issues.  She is a highly experienced negotiator who has had success in translating community needs and... Read More →
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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, leases and indefeasible right of use (IRU) agreements; franchising and contract negotiations with cable, media and telecommunications companies... Read More →
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Coralie Wilson

Executive Director, CTV North Suburbs
Coralie Wilson has been the executive director of the North Suburban Communications Commission and CTV15 in Roseville, MN, since 1991. Current responsibilities include cable franchise administration, management of the Institutional Network connecting 9 cities, three school districts, Ramsey County, and several private educational institutions, and management of the 10-city public access facility. | | She previously served as the executive... Read More →

Friday August 14, 2015 9:00am - 10:30am
San Gabriel

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