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The State of Broadband

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It’s good to take a step back, gauge the ways broadband has advanced as a community asset, and get a sense how these networks are moving cities forward. As Gigabit Nation celebrates its 4th anniversary, this is a good opportunity to hear from some people working in the trenches and take stock of where we are headed.

A panel of doers from across they nation, including the mayor of Chattanooga, weigh in on several important issues. Broadband is improving and enhancing local governments of all sizes. Communities have discovered the art of marketing as broadband defines 21th century cities. Medical and healthcare delivery it is becoming the “sleeper” killer app. A different type of planning needs to take over as communities grapple with broadband adoption challenges.

Our guests today are:

Andy Berke – Mayor, Chattanooga, TN

Aaron Deacon – Managing Director, KC Digital Drive

Mark Erickson City Winthrop, MN EDA Director

Anne Schwieger – City planner and member City of Cambridge (MA) Broadband Task Force

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