The MN Fall Broadband Conference (Broadband 2020: Connected We Stand) is getting closer and I’m delighted to share news of another one of our Keynote speakers…
Shirley Bloomfield is the CEO of NTCA. With more than 30 years of experience representing the country’s smallest independent telecom operators, she is an expert in federal communications policies and sustaining the vitality of rural and remote communities and the benefits rural broadband networks bring to the national economy. (Speaking Oct 8)
Bringing Broadband to Rural America: Opportunities and Challenges Post-Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown not only how important broadband is for all Americans, but it has also presented an opportunity to help fuel a rural renaissance with the creation of more Smart Rural Communities. The network of Smart Rural Community providers works to keep small-town American connected. They lead and collaborate on broadband-enabled projects that improve economic development, provide technology for advancing education, telemedicine, precision agriculture and other community services. This presentation will focus on the opportunities that broadband can bring to rural communities and the challenges that exist in bringing broadband to rural America.
Shirley is a strong connection between communities and providers. She helps them find common ground and common goals that help lift everyone up – and we’re excited to here her views and ideas in our new world.
Registration will be open soon!