April 2013's Exciting Program Will Include:
PUBLIC SAFETY BROADBAND and the country’s FirstNet initiative: $7 billion from the federal government to rural communities to upgrade first responder communications.
THE IMPACT OF STATE BROADBAND PLANNING – and other planning and BTOP activities on Rural Broadband
HOW TECHNOLOGY ENHANCES COLLABORATION – among rural communities and between rural and urban communities..
HOW TO SPUR INVESTMENT in rural communities
|Who Should Attend?
- Representatives from all communities with current or planned broadband initiatives
- Leaders in Economic Development, Education, Healthcare, Government, Public Safety
- Officials from the USDA, FCC, NTIA, USAC in telecom and rural development
- State telecom and broadband mapping and planning leaders
Broadband Champions • Educators
Consultants • Providers
|What Will You Learn?
INTERACT in sessions on the use of state broadband maps
PARTICIPATE in dynamic workshops with federal, state and local colleagues
EXPLORE techniques and tools for community broadband planning
CONNECT with leaders and stakeholders at networking sessions and receptions
HEAR how universities can help bring broadband to rural America
DISCOVER how prosperity comes from broadband implementation