Upcoming BroadbandUSA webinars: new tool on Jan 12 & progress report on Jan 18

Wanted to share info on these upcoming webinars…

BroadbandUSA Community Connectivity Webinar Series

Update, assessment detail, and sneak peek at online tool!
Date:               Thursday, January 12th
Time:              2:00-3:00 p.m., Eastern Time
Register:         https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/8438943433992339460
Overview: Participate in this month’s discussion about the BroadbandUSA Community Connectivity Initiative – a local planning tool that promotes broadband planning, action and progress.  The online tool includes twelve models that combine data, questions, responses, and resources to support local leaders explore key topics related to broadband availability, adoption and skills, and the community context that informs local efforts. In addition to providing an overview of the initiative and assessment, we will preview the online tool and discuss the 2017 timeline and delivery schedule.

BroadbandUSA Practical Broadband Conversations

The BroadbandUSA Monthly Webinar Series is now called  Practical Broadband Conversations
Topic:             Broadband Opportunity Council: Accomplishments and Outlook
Date:               Wednesday, January 18 from 2:00-3:00 p.m., Eastern Time.
Register:        https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/2578680599272392707
Overview:  Since the Broadband Opportunity Council was formed in March 2015, federal agencies have made great strides toward meeting the goals and fulfilling commitments to increase broadband deployment, competition and adoption through executive actions within the scope of existing programs, missions and budgets. Read the report here and join BroadbandUSA to learn about the progress made and what the future holds for this interagency working group.

Speakers:
Douglas Kinkoph, Assistant Administrator and Co-Chair, Broadband Opportunity Council Working Group, BroadbandUSA, NTIA, US Department of Commerce

Keith B. Adams, Assistant Administrator And Co-Chair, Broadband Opportunity Council Working Group, Telecommunications Program, Rural Utilities Service, US Department of Agriculture

Timothy A. Herwig, District Community Affairs Officer, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, US Department of Treasury

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About Ann Treacy

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

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