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Now more than ever, access to reliable internet is critical to the way we work, learn and do business.

Register now for “North State Connected,” where we’ll bring together State and Regional leaders to share updates and best practices related to Rural Northern California Broadband. Event is FREE to attend.

10:00 a.m. Welcome by Jason Schwenkler, Executive Director, North State Planning and Development Collective at California State University, Chico.

10:10 a.m.-10:30 Overview Of the State Broadband for All Initiative by Stephanie Tom, Deputy Director for Strategic Planning, Broadband and Digital Literacy at California Department of Technology


10:40 a.m. – 11:00 Turning on a Dime: Lessons and Opportunities within a New Paradigm presented by Kathy Fernandes, Academic Technology Officer, CSU, Chico


11:10 a.m. -11:50 Regional Broadband Response Panel: Updates and Best Practices in an Ever-Changing Landscape


City of Redding Fiber Broadband Project Update; Adam McElvain, Mayor, City of Redding

Looking to the Future of Broadband; Update from Katie Simmons, Disaster Recovery Director, Town of Paradise, California

Broadband Roadmap: A 5-County Approach; Cole Przybyla, Director for Innovation and Business Assistance for the County of Tuolumne

Best Practices in Collaboration: An update from Lake County leadership.
Bruno Sabatier, Supervisor, 2nd District, County of Lake and Michelle Scully, Deputy CAO, County of Lake

11:50-12:00 Q&A

12:00 p.m.: Closing Remarks