Do Not Pass Go
A screening and discussion of the short documentary Do Not Pass Go (see trailer)
Do Not Pass Go follows filmmaker Cullen Hoback’s visit to Pinetops, North Carolina, to investigate the battle between municipal networks and private providers. This event will discuss the value of local internet solutions, existing legislative and regulatory barriers, and actions that local and federal government can take to support municipal broadband and internet access for all.
5:05pm: Screening of Do Not Pass Go
5:30pm: Panel Discussion
Christopher Mitchell: Director, Community Broadband Networks, Institute for Local Self-Reliance; Policy Director, Next Century Cities
Terry Huval: Former Director, Lafayette Utilities System, Lafayette, LA
Joanne Hovis: Co-Founder and CEO, Coalition for Local Internet Choice; President, CTC Technology & Energy
Dr. Christopher Ali: Assistant Professor, Department of Media Studies, University of Virginia; Faculty Fellow, Benton Foundation; Fellow, World Economic Forum
Suzanne Coker Craig:Managing Director, CuriosiTees of Pinetops LLC; former Commissioner, Pinetops, NC
6:30pm: Networking Reception
Wine and appetizers will be served at the reception following the discussion.