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NATOA Keynote Panel Discusses Role of Local Governments in Improving Internet Access

| Written by Christopher | No Comments | Updated on Oct 28, 2013 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/natoa-keynote-panel-discusses-role-of-local-governments-in-improving-internet-access/

In September, I joined the keynote lunch panel at the annual NATOA Conference to discuss what local governments can do to improve Internet access. Joanne Hovis moderated a discussion between Rondella Hawkins of City of Austin, Milo Medin of Google, and myself.

I have embedded the video below so it starts with the panel discussion. However, if you go back to the beginning, you will also be able to watch the annual award presentations, including one to Longmont in Colorado, as well as Milo Medin’s 10 minute presentation prior to this panel discussion.

We discuss many important issues, particularly the various actions local governments can take to either build their own networks or to make the community more tempting to others who might build a network.