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Google’s Milo Medin and NTIA FirstNet’s Ed Reynolds to Keynote Annual Conference

August 12, 2013 11:49 AM
NTIA FirstNet Board Member Ed Reynolds will address NATOA’s 2013 Annual Conference Attendees during Tuesday’s luncheon. The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) was created by The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012, serving as an independent authority within NTIA to provide emergency responders with the first high-speed, nationwide network dedicated to public safety. The 15-person board will lead the deployment and maintenance of a nationwide public-safety LTEnetwork. 

Ed Reynolds is a pioneer in the wireless telecommunications industry. He served as president of Network Operations for Cingular Wireless prior to its acquisition by AT&T. Mr. Reynolds also served as president of BellSouth Mobility, which provided wireless service across seven southeastern states. He was responsible for BellSouth’s worldwide wireless communications strategy and the development and test marketing of new wireless features and technologies. 

Head of Google Fiber Milo Medin will address NATOA conference attendees during the Wednesday Luncheon. Milo manages the Google Fiber team and overseeing the build-out of ultra high-speed network at Google Inc. and previously served as Vice President of Google Access Services. 

In April of 2013, Google announced that Austin, Texas would be the third city to get access to Fiber, after Google launched the service last year in Kansas City, Kan., and Kansas City, Mo. Google Fiber offers Internet speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second, which Google says is 100 times faster than the average American Internet user’s service. 

Mr. Medin has been part of the Internet development community for more than 25 years. He was also instrumental in establishing the TCP/IP protocol as an industry and government standard. He is part of Technet’s Chief Executive Officer Broadband Policy Task Force.