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Community Anchor
Institutions

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Our conference is aimed at helping you . . .

Maximize The Value Of Your New Fiber Networks

And do such things as . . .

Provide Services To Boost Economic Development

Use Your Connectivity For Workforce Development

Participate In Research Requiring Access To “Big Data”

Share Your Network And Its Benefits With The Community

CAI success stories and possibilities include:

MEDICAL

– telemedicine consultations between community clinics and specialists in teaching hospitals;
– offsite reading of radiology images;
– offsite therapies for inmates of correctional facilities;
– video feeds from ambulances to emergency rooms.

PUBLIC SAFETY

– 911 operators reviewing live video feeds from surveillance cameras, sending building blueprints and other information to first responders

K-12 SCHOOLS

– multiple schools sharing teachers for specialized subjects;
– allowing students to remotely attend higher-education classes;
– allowing students access to specialized equipment in universities (electron microscope, etc.);
– videoconferencing with students in foreign countries.

Sessions of Special Interest to CAIs Include . . .

Anchor Institutions as Drivers and Platforms for Economic Development
Middle-mile networks built initially to connect community anchor institutions are contributing to economic development – for example, by branching out to connect businesses, or to lease fiber to ISPs that serve businesses. In addition, CAIs may provide services that advance economic development. Examples are libraries that are using their connectivity for workforce development programs, and colleges that participate in advanced research projects requiring access to “big data.” This session will examine examples of both kinds, and more.

Moderator: Massachusetts State Rep. Stephen Kulik

Speakers of Special Interest to CAIs Include . . .

Bill Oates
Chief Information Officer
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Lisa Wong
Mayor of Fitchburg

Bill Young
Chief Information Officer, Berkshire Health Systems

Peter d’Errico
Select Board
Town of Leverett

Sheila Cuddy
Executive Director
Quaboag Valley Community Development Corporation

Linda Dunlavy
Executive Director
Franklin Regional Council of Governments

David Epstein
Executive Director
Wired West

Stephen Kulik
State Representative
Western Massachusetts

Carole D. Monroe
Executive Director
New Hampshire FastRoads

Kevin Warenda
Director of Technology
Town of Longmeadow

Public Schools & Municipal Offices

Christopher Mitchell
DIRECTOR OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMONS INITIATIVE, INSTITUTE FOR LOCAL SELF-RELIANCE

Monica Moles Webb
Chair of the Board
Wired West

John Windhausen
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SCHOOLS, HEALTH & LIBRARIES BROADBAND COALITION

Douglas Kinkoph
ACTING ASSOCIATE ADMINISTRATOR, Office of Telecommunications and Information (OTIA), NTIA, U.S. DEPT. OF COMMERCE

Jim Rogers
PRESIDENT, PROINFONET
MANAGING AGENT, NEW ENGLAND TELEHEALTH CONSORTIUM

 

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