Jim Baller

Keller and Heckman LLP


Jim Baller represents clients in a broad range of communications matters nationally and in more than 40 states, including more than a hundred community broadband initiatives and partnerships of many kinds at the local, state, and regional levels. He founded and was president of the U.S. Broadband Coalition, a consortium of more than 160 organizations of all kinds that helped build a national consensus on the need for a comprehensive national broadband strategy and recommended the framework reflected in the FCC’s first National Broadband Plan. He is also president of the Coalition for Local Internet Choice, which works to preserve and protect the right of local communities to make the crucial broadband decisions that will affect their lives for decades to come. He has won multiple awards for his work, including NATOA’s Community Broadband Visionary of the Year for “almost singlehandedly putting the need for a national broadband strategy to the forefront of public consciousness” and the FTTH Council Americas Chairman’s Award “for his relentless promotion and pursuit of community broadband and of faster networks for everyone.” He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Cornell Law School.

September 27-30, 2021

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