Transforming Communities: Broadband Goals for 2017 and Beyond

Next Century Cities, SHLB Coalition, US Ignite
Wednesday, November 30th

The event will feature remarks from Senator Angus King (I-ME), Senator John Boozman (R-AR), and Assistant Secretary in U.S. Department of Commerce Larry Strickling, as well as two panels:

Panel One: Leveraging High-Speed Internet for Success

  • Mayor Berke, Chattanooga, TN
  • Mayor Kirkham, Ammon, ID
  • Ed Bostick, CEO, Colorado Telehealth Network
  • S. Dallas Dance, Superintendent, Baltimore County Public Schools
  • Crosby, Kemper, Head of Kansas City Public Library
  • Chris Mitchell, Policy Director, Next Century Cities and Director of the Community Broadband Networks Initiative, Institute for Local Self Reliance (moderator)

Panel Two: Broadband Policy Priorities for a New Administration

  • Susan Crawford, John A. Reilly Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and co-director of the Berkman Center
  • Blair Levin, Senior Fellow with the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings
  • Mark Erickson, Economic Development Director, Winthrop, MN
  • Gigi Sohn, Counselor to the Chairman at the Federal Communications Commission
  • Clarissa Ramon, Community Impact Manager, Google Fiber (moderator)