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Connected New England: A Regional Broadband Convening
November 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pmFree
Connected New England
Local Solutions for Broadband Development
Thursday, November 8, 2018
This one day event brought together broadband champions from federal, state, and local government, as well as community leaders and policy experts. We featured a mayors’ panel, successful models in broadband deployment, E-Rate and funding opportunities, 5G and small cells, as well as an update about the recent municipal gain ruling in Connecticut.
Gigi Sohn, Distinguished Fellow, Georgetown Law Institute for
Technology Law & Policy
“Broadband is an essential service to all communities, large and small, offering the opportunity to improve public safety responses, educational outcomes and economic development. Strong partnerships between community leaders, government officials and private enterprise can ensure that broadband benefits are available to everyone in Connecticut. Connected New England enables these individuals to share best practices and creative solutions from across our region.” – Senator Blumenthal
Speakers included Connecticut State Senator Beth Bye; Connecticut State Representative Josh Elliott; Mayor David Martin, Stamford, CT; Mayor Toni Harp, New Haven, CT; Mayor Marcia Leclerc, East Hartford, CT; and Jessica Fowler, Selectwoman, Sharon, CT. Find all speakers and the event agenda here.
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