Posted by: Ann Treacy | August 4, 2014

NTIA’s Building a Community Broadband Roadmap Workshop on September 4 in Minneapolis

Looks like an interesting event…

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) invites you to join us in Minneapolis for an interactive, one-day workshop to share lessons learned from successful broadband projects across the Upper Midwest with communities seeking to expand their broadband capacity.

 

Local and state leaders, federal officials, industry representatives, community advocates and others working to close the digital divide will come together to explore effective roadmaps for bringing broadband to the region. Using network infrastructure build-outs and digital inclusion programs from Minnesota and surrounding states – including projects funded by NTIA’s Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) and State Broadband Initiative (SBI) Program – the workshop will present best practices and lessons learned on the front lines.

 

The workshop will feature a series of practical discussions focused on everything from business models and funding options, to public/private partnerships and stakeholder engagement, in order to inform other communities seeking to expand broadband capacity.  We’ve included the agenda below, and it will be updated on the NTIA website as more details become available.

 

This is the second in a series of community broadband workshops being hosted by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

 

Pre-registration is required, and space is limited.  Please register by August 22nd to facilitate our planning.  You may register using this link.

 

As workshop materials become available, they will be posted here.

 

 


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