RuralRISE Tech Broadband Virtual Summit – Building Your Broadband Ecosyste
April 15, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
About this Event
RuralRISE Tech will be hosting a virtual Rural Broadband Summit on April 15. This virtual event will focus on:
Topics will include:
• Overview of Rural Digital Divide
• Fireside Chat: Successful State Programs and Innovative Partnerships
• Fireside Chat: Role of cooperatives in Rural Deployment: Cooperatives have been present in rural communities for years, how the movement to broadband offerings can assist in getting broadband to rural America
• Anchor Institutions (Schools, Hospitals and Libraries role in Rural Broadband
• Regional Digital Inclusion Planning.
• Community leaders working in rural communities sharing their success in advancing digital equity – via tech literacy, device access and affordable internet options.
• Actionable session focused on helping rural communities plan new fiber networks.
• 5 – Minute Quick Pitches – examples across rural America.
• Followed by a Networking/Social Hour
Draft Schedule availble at https://www.ruralrise.org/ruralrise-summit-2021/broadband-summit-schedule/