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Repairing Broken Broadband Policy: A Conversation with Dr. Christopher Ali

September 29 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Free

Before the pandemic-driven surge of public investment in broadband networks, the federal government had subsidized rural broadband by approximately $6 billion a year. So why does the rural-urban digital divide persist? Why are we looking to the new infrastructure bill to solve a problem that should have been solved a decade ago?

Author of “Farm Fresh Broadband” Dr. Christopher Ali argues that rural broadband policy is both broken and incomplete, proposing a new national broadband plan. Join SHLB Coalition Executive Director John Windhausen for a virtual fireside chat with Dr. Ali, to pick his brain on where the U.S. is going wrong and how to course correct rural broadband policy moving forward. And of course, they’ll discuss where community anchor institutions fit into it all.

Details

Date:
September 29
Time:
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/4216306995074/WN_9r0DVadkSIeWV58D9crZ3A

Venue

Zoom

Organizer

Schools, Health, and Libraries Broadband Coalition (SHLB)
Phone:
202-263-4626
Email:
info@shlb.org
View Organizer Website

Other

Categories
Community, Policy