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Share Your Expertise at Broadband Communities’
2015 Economic Development Conference

Call for Papers


The fourth event in Broadband Communities' highly successful Economic Development Conference Series will be held in Lexington, KY, September 15-17, 2015. This conference, chaired by noted telecom attorney Jim Baller, will focus on the relationship between high-speed broadband and community economic development, particularly in the East-Central Region.


East-Central Region includes the following states:

Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Maryland, Missouri and Arkansas.


Attendees include municipal, regional and state officials; economic development professionals; network builders and operators of many kinds; broadband activists; real estate developers and others.

Conference organizers are seeking experts who have participated in or studied projects in the East-Central Region that leverage high-speed broadband for economic development and who can present their findings, conduct interactive workshops, or participate in panel discussions.

Speakers may propose presentations based on firsthand experience, case studies, statistical research or survey research. Among possible subjects of interest are:

If you would like to participate in the Lexington conference, please send an email to Nancy McCain of Broadband Communities at no later than Friday, June 26 with the following information: Please attach or link to any documents that would help conference organizers decide whether your presentation would be relevant to the program.

Thank you for your interest.

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