Grow2Gig+ Webinar Series: Government Funding and Networks

Schools Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition
November 18, 2016
11:00 AM

How government impacts anchor institution broadband. Federal, state, and local governments are crucial in broadband deployment. Governments can build fiber networks to connect anchor institutions as well as fund broadband network providers to build to expensive or rural areas. Join Louis Fox (CENIC President and CEO), Tom Rolfes (Education IT Manager for State of Nebraska), and a municipal broadband specialist as they discuss the various ways that federal, state, and local governments impact school, library, and other anchor institution connectivity.

Tom Rolfes will discuss how the State of Nebraska has expanded its network to serve the K-12 community. From the opposite perspective, Louis Fox of the Corporation of Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) will discuss how CENIC has used funding from the State of California to connect almost 85 percent of California's libraries in three years. A municipal broadband specialist will then provide insight into government networks at the local level. SHLB Executive Director John Windhausen will tie the conversation into what we can expect from the new Presidential Administration.

This webinar is free and open to the public.

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