Yesterday, Next Century Cities co-hosted Digital New England: A Summit for Regional Broadband Leaders in Portland, Maine. The summit, co-hosted by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce, featured national, state, and local policymakers, as well as leaders in the nonprofit and private sectors, who discussed real-world broadband successes in New England and a regional approach to building critical 21st century broadband infrastructure.
The summit kicked off with a keynote conversation with U.S. Senator Angus King (I-ME) and R. David Edelman, Special Assistant to President Obama for Economic and Technology Policy, who discussed the promises of broadband next-generation Internet access in the Northeast and across the country, moderated by Harvard Law School Professor Susan Crawford. The full-day event, which had over 250 attendees, also featured panel discussions with influential broadband leaders and a keynote address by NTIA Administrator Lawrence Strickling.» Read more about: Next Century Cities Hosts Regional Summit with Over 250 Broadband Leaders in Maine