Developing Broadband Leadership Webinar Series Part 1: Broadband – Now More than Ever

University of Illinois Extension Local Government Education Program, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Illinois Office of Broadband, and Benton Institute for Broadband & Society

05/13/2020 - 11:30 to 13:00

Internet has never been more important in facilitating daily activities. Households with quality broadband connections can work, learn, heal, shop, and interact to an extent not thought previously possible.

The unconnected – generally older, poorer, rural, and people of color – add connectivity to their list of challenges while educators, employers, healthcare professionals, retailers, and family members struggle to maintain connections.  

The four-part Developing Broadband Leadership webinar series is designed to show how communities are addressing short-term broadband connectivity issues while moving forward with longer-term solutions.

Part 1: Broadband – Now More than Ever

Part 2: The Community Broadband Development Process (May 20)

Part 3: Broadband 101 (May 27)

Part 4: Digital Inclusion (June 3)