The Next Century Cities team recently traveled to McCall, Idaho to guide a discussion about the region’s broadband future at an event hosted by the West Central Mountains Economic Development Council.

 

 

Regional stakeholders including local elected officials, business leaders, economic development staff, concerned citizens, and more all gathered to learn from successful broadband projects in the region – such as Sandy, Ore.; Ammon, Idaho; Emmett, Idaho; and Mountain Home, Idaho – and to consider options for improving connectivity across Valley County. Bruce Patterson, Ammon’s Technology Director, kicked off the day with a keynote about the story of the Ammon model.

 

 

Next Century Cities’ Executive Director Deb Socia, Policy Director Christopher Mitchell, and Policy and Program Manager Cat Blake participated in panel discussions about the basics of broadband and successful local connectivity models, as well as a Q&A session about next steps.

Learn more about the event and the West Central Mountains Economic Development Council here.