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Kansas City, Google, Digital Divide

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SHLB Coalition 2014 Annual Conference

"Anchor Institutions, Gigabit Networks, Digital Communities" 

The Premier Conference on Anchor Institution Broadband Policy.

 May 7-9th, 2014

Marriott Marquis Hotel in Washington, D.C. 

Digital Inclusion #3:

Date: Friday, May 9th, 2014

Time: 9:45-10:45 a.m.  

Room: Mint

 

 

Kansas City, Google, Digital Divide 

 

Session Description:

 

In Kansas City, Google Fiber has been a digital inclusion catalyst. Community anchor institutions, non-profits and the entrepreneurial community are working more collaboratively than they had been to increase broadband adoption, broadband access and digital literacy. Join us for a discussion of how Google Fiber's presence and roll-out process focused new attention on an old situation.

 

Moderator:

 

Angela Siefer, Senior Research Associate, Center for Digital Inclusion, University of Illinois 

 

Panelists:

 

R. Crosby Kemper III, Executive Director, Kansas City Public Library

Cheptoo Kositany-Buckner, Deputy Executive Director, Kansas City Public Library
Erica Swanson, Program Manager, Digital Inclusion, Google Fiber

Michael Liimatta, President, Connecting for Good                   

 

Session Slides

 

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