Connected Tennessee To Host First State Broadband Summit Feb. 27

Monday, February 18, 2013

The Connected Tennessee State Broadband Summit will assemble Tennessee leaders in business, state and local government, education, healthcare, and more to learn about broadband best practices in the state, discuss strategies to address remaining barriers to broadband access, adoption, and use, and to network with other leaders across the state working to bridge the digital divide.  

The Connected Tennessee State Broadband Summit will also present Broadband Hero Awards to individuals or organizations that have made an impact in the areas of broadband access, adoption and use.

It will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. CST at the Downtown Nashville Public Library. 

The summit will feature updates on the state broadband initiative led by Connected Tennessee, topical sessions ranging from federal broadband policy reforms to the Computers 4 Kids program, panel discussions spotlighting innovations in Digital Learning, Telemedicine, Public Safety, Libraries, Economic Development,  roundtable sessions dedicated to innovations in wireless broadband technology and leveraging Fiber to the Home Networks.  

Confirmed presenters to date include representatives from the Tennessee Valley Authority, AT&T, USDA Rural Development, the Tennessee State Library, Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, Metro Nashville Public Schools, EPB of Chattanooga, Sevier County Schools, Bristol Tennessee Essential Services, Knoxville Police Department, Morristown Utilities and more.

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