Grow2Gig+: Anchors Advance Communities

Schools,Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition
July 13, 2016
12:30 - 2:30 pm

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is the SHLB Coalition campaign to make gigabit speeds for anchor institutions a national priority. The Grow2Gig+ Campaign includes a Vision Paper, an Action Plan, a comprehensive set of ten policy papers, and an Interactive Website. It is a call to action that brings together policy makers, educators, library and health care leaders, technology experts, and network builders to lead the way.

Headline Speaker

Gigi Sohn
Counselor to the FCC Chairman

Sohn served from 2001-2013 as the President and CEO of Public Knowledge and, from 2011-2013 as the Co-Chair of the board of directors of the Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group (BITAG). She has served on the board of the Telecommunications Policy Research Conference (TPRC) and on the Advisory Board of the Center for Copyright Information. In October 1997, President Clinton appointed Ms. Sohn to serve as a member of his Advisory Committee on the Public Interest Obligations of Digital Television Broadcasters.


Panelists will have a conversation about major themes and recommendations from the ten policy papers. Key panelists include:

  • Bob Collie, Education Networks of America
  • John Harrington, Funds for Learning
  • Joanne Hovis, CTC Technology & Energy
  • Tom Koutsky, Connected Nation
  • Angela Siefer, National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA)
  • Tracy Weeks, State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA)