Appalachian Ohio-West Virginia Connectivity Summit

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Date: Jul 18 2017 - 8:30am - 8:00pm
Location:
Washington State Community College, 710 Colegate Dr, Marietta, OH, 45750, United States

Appalachian Ohio-West Virginia Connectivity Summit

Institute for Local Self-Reliance, Center for Rural Strategies, Public Knowledge, Common Cause, and Generation West Virginia
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Marietta, Ohio
http://ruralassembly.org/blog/2017/6/15/appalachian-ohio-west-virginia-connectivity-summit

Agenda

8:30 – Registration and Displays

8:30 – Keynote Speaker – Chris Mitchell

10:30 – Breakout Sessions

  • Broadband 101
  • State and Federal Broadband Policy
  • Technology Solutions for Appalachia
  • Organizing for Community Broadband

Noon – Lunch on your own, Displays

1:30 – Panel (Moderator – Marty Newell) “Community Ownership Models”

  • Letcher County, KY Broadband Board; Coschocton County, OH Broadband Project;
  • Garrett County, MD Broadband Project; Pikeville, KY Fiber-to-the Premises Project

2:30- FCC Commissioner Clyburn Hearing

3:30 – Wrap-up and Call to Action

Presenters as of 6/15/17

  • Marty Newell – Center for Rural Strategies, Whitesburg, KY.
  • Kate Forscey – Public Knowledge, Washington DC
  • Todd O’Boyle – Common Cause, Washington DC
  • Natalie Roper – Next Generation WV, Charleston, WV
  • Joel Mulder - ex2 Technology, Omaha, NE
  • Harry Collins, Chairman – Letcher County Broadband Board
  • Vice Chair - Letcher County Broadband Board
  • Gary Fisher, County Commissioner – Coshocton County, OH, Broadband Project
  • Cheryl DeBerry – Garrett County, MD, Broadband Project
  • Philip Elswick, Pikeville, KY Fiber-to-the-Premises Project
  • Chris Mitchell – Institute for Local Self-Reliance
  • Mark DeFalco – Appalachian Regional Commission

TOWN HALL INFORMATION
Time: Event is 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.
Location: Marietta High School Auditorium, 111 Academy Dr., Marietta, OH 45750
Open to the public
Seating is first come, first served

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