Broadband Conference Taking Place November 8

Date: 30 Oct 2018 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

It’s not too late to make your plans to attend Connected New England: A Regional Broadband Convening in Hartford, Connecticut. The November 8th event will bring an impressive list of broadband leaders to the Nutmeg State to share their expertise on all things broadband.

Register now and check out the agenda.

Special Local Focus

The theme of the event is “Local Solutions for Broadband Development” and is hosted through a partnership between Next Century Cities, the State of Connecticut Office of Consumer Counsel. If you’re a government, academic, or nonprofit employee, you can attend at no charge. Topics at the event will revolves around the most difficult challenges obstructing deployment in New England.

A mayor’s panel will include Mayor Luke Bronin and State Representative Josh Elliot along with elected officials from New Haven, Stamford, and East Hartford.

Gigi Sohn, former FCC advisor, and a Distinguished Fellow at Georgetown Law Institute for Technology Law & Policy, will deliver the Afternoon Keynote. We love Gigi!

Additional panels will hit on:

  • Municipal Gain Update from the state’s Office of Consumer Counsel
  • 5G & Small Cells Panel – Josh Broder from Tilson will moderate
  • Successful Models Panel – Christopher Mitchell will moderate
  • Financing & E-Rate Panel – Deb Socia from Next Century Cities will moderate

Check out the full agenda and register online for this interesting day in New England.

Special Viewing

At the event, Maria Smith, Producer and Director of Dividing Lines: Why Is Internet Access Still a Luxury in America? will publicly release her film and there will be a discussion about the film and the issue. You can see the trailer here:

 

For more details, contact Cat Blake via email: cblake(at)nextcenturycities.org

This article was originally published on ILSR’s MuniNetworks.org. Read the original here.

Photo of Hartford, CT via Wikimedia Commons

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Lisa Gonzalez researches and reports on telecommunications and municipal networks' impact on life at the local level. Lisa also writes for MuniNetworks.org and produces ILSR's Broadband Bits podcast.