2nd Annual Missouri Broadband Summit Scheduled for November 17
The theme this year is, “Breaking New Ground in Missouri” and the keynote speaker is Blair Levin of the Aspen Institute out of Washington, D.C. Levin is a nationally recognized authority on telecommunications and broadband policy. Other summit speakers include Craig Settles, broadband strategist and Keith Bryars, special agent with the Justice Department.
“Missouri has made significant progress in collecting data, partnering with broadband providers and creating a grassroots approach to regional planning. We are involving citizens at every level of the process,” said Porter. “The summit is an opportunity to bring the entire community together and explore how we get to the next level of expanding and enhancing high-speed access.”
The summit is open to anyone interested learning more about developments in the MoBroadbandNow initiative. In addition to the plenary sessions with guest speakers, attendees will learn more about the status of broadband projects, collection of residential and survey data, as well as next generation networks and applications. The state’s 19 Regional Technology Planning Teams have been diligent at gathering Missourians’ feedback through a series of broadband residential and business surveys dispatched to residents in every corner of the state. The surveys are being used to determine residents’ and businesses’ Internet usage, needs and challenges.
Persons wanting to attend the Missouri Broadband Summit can register online or view the conference agenda at: http://mobroadbandnow.com/mo-broadband-initiatives/2011-summit/. The summit is open to anyone with an interest in expanding and enhancing broadband accessibility and adoption in Missouri.