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Don Means

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Don Means

 

Founder and Principal of Digital Village Associates, a Sausalito, CA-based consultancy founded in 1994 specializing in local community ICT infrastructure policy development and implementation.

In 2007, Means initiated the "Fiber to the Library" (FTTL) campaign to assure next generation broadband connectivity at all 16,000+ U.S. public libraries. As Phase II of FTTL in 2012 Means founded the Gigabit Libraries Network(GLN), an open global collaboration of tech-savvy innovation libraries. In 2013, GigLibraries.Net initiated the "Libraries WhiteSpace Pilot" to explore potential for TV White Space technologies to dramatically widen geographical availability of public library broadband and other library services "beyond the walls."


Means currently serves as board chairman of SHLB.org, the Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition; has served as an appointed member of the Information Technology Commission of California; library trustee for Sausalito Public Library; as chair of the Information Technology Association of America‚Äôs education outreach program; and as a member of TechNet,  a public policy organization of technology CEO's where he has worked on normalizing trade relations with China, education restructuring in California, and US national broadband policy.


In 1992/93,  Means served as a member of the Atrium Group, a technology industry advisory group to the Librarian of Congress on digitization strategy.

 

 

 

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