Advancing Community Broadband: Summer Discussion Series @ Columbia

Advancing Community Broadband: A Summer Discussion Series

The purpose of the Advancing Community Broadband: A Summer Discussion Series is to generate a conversation now that a number of concerned parties in New York have gone through the experience of developing broadband stimulus proposals in the first round and in the case of DOITT and DOE have been successfully funded. The idea is that once a month, a group of stakeholders will come together to discuss their thinking around the broadband stimulus, the National Broadband Plan and where they think broadband in America is headed. The meetings will be organized as a half-day forum, hosted on the campus of Columbia University.

Each half-day forum will revolve around a core theme with interrelated subthemes. The group will have in attendance speakers who will share their thoughts and ideas on the theme as a way to start a robust conversation under the broad thematic area. The discussion will be captured on video, audio and by digital still photograph as well as in written form by student rapporteurs.

The next meeting will be held on the campus of Columbia University at the Rm 520, Mudd Building, Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Schedule of Meetings

May 20, 2010 – Stakeholders’ Community Building Meeting

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June 24, 2010 – Community Based Broadband: Models for Success

July 29, 2010 – New York City’s Sustained Broadband Adoption Effort

The next meeting will be held from 10:30am to 1:00pm in Rm 520, Mudd Building [map]
The public is welcome.

About the Co-Organizers

The Advancing Community Broadband: A Summer Discussion Series is being organized by the Center for Technology, Innovation and Community Engagement (CTICE), the Columbia-Harlem Small Business Development Center, the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information (CITI), and The Committee on Technology and Government of the New York City Council.

For additional information, contact Ivy Schultz: is2350 *at*