Breaking Down Barriers to Community Broadband—Free Webinar June 12

Date: 2 Jun 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Join Community Broadband Networks director Chris Mitchell for “Approaches for Local Governments to Expand Internet Access” on Thursday, June 12 from 3pm-4pm to learn from other communities about strategies to creating a successful community broadband network.

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photo credit Glenn Ricart
photo credit Glenn Ricart

Christopher Mitchell is the Director of the Community Broadband Networks Initiative with the Institute for Local Self-Reliance.

Mitchell leads the acclaimed as part of ILSR’s effort to ensure broadband networks are directly accountable to the communities that depend upon them.

Recently, Mitchell and colleague Lisa Gonzalez wrote a policy brief on the state of broadband in rural Minnesota – featuring local communities who have pursued public or public-private partnerships for a community broadband network. Communities include Lac qui Parle County, Scott County, Windom, Sibley County, Monticello, Chaska and Buffalo. (download the report here: Minnesota Governments Advance Super-Fast Internet Networks.) Chris will talk about the successes and barriers that communities have experienced – giving participants a chance to learn from their neighbors.

Mitchell is a leading national expert on community networks, advises high-ranking broadband decision-makers, speaks on radio and television programs in markets across the United States, and frequently presents at telecommunications policy events around the world.