Broadband is the Electricity of the 21st Century: Let’s Light Up Every Community
Participants will be able to engage with federal, state, Tribal and local leaders, policymakers, and broadband advocates through interactive roundtables, fireside chats, and networking sessions.
- Welcome and Introduction to Next Century Cities
- Keynote Address Councilor Jonathan Paz, Waltham, MA
- Using Advocacy, Community Partnerships, and Storytelling to Change Connectivity Outcomes in Texas
- A Case Study in What Broadband Advocacy in Ohio Means for Other States
- City Spotlight: Community Insights on Successful Public-Private Partnerships
- What We Learned from COVID to Must Be Used to Inform Universal Broadband Strategies
- Building Sustainable Solutions for Digital Inclusion in Equity - Post the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Funding Opportunities for Communities on the Wrong Side of the Digital Divide
- Remarks from Mayor Brandon Scott
- What Would Ubiquitous Broadband Connectivity Enable?
An academic pre-conference will take place on Tuesday, July 20th, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET. It will include presentations from:
- Darrah Blackwater, Indigenous Law & Policy Fellow;
- Mike Conlow, Blue State Digital;
- Colin Rhinesmith, Simmons University; and
- Brian Whitacre, Oklahoma State University.