Statewide Strategies for Rural Digital Inclusion

BroadbandUSA

National Telecommunications and Information Administration

US Department of Commerce

07/18/2018 - 14:00

Statewide strategies to promote broadband adoption and use in rural communities. Speakers will highlight the role of state governments, libraries and university extension programs in planning and execution of these strategies. The speakers will also discuss the role of broadband adoption in rural economic and workforce development, as well as approaches to facilitate broadband use and improve digital skills.

Speakers:

  • Rachel Welborn, Associate Director, Southern Rural Development Center
  • Amy Huffman, Research and Policy Specialist, The Broadband Infrastructure Office, North Carolina Department of Information Technology
  • Susan McVey, Director, Oklahoma Department of Libraries
  • Moderator: Emy Tseng, Senior Program Specialist, BroadbandUSA, NTIA