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We Got Money! So, What‘s Next For Broadband & Telehealth?

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$65 billion for broadband! Mission accomplished? Not hardly! You can’t just throw money over the fence and declare victory over digital inequity. This session explores ways to make broadband legislation more effective for everyone, how to beat down anti-muni bills, and tactics for increasing community support. And should we expect even more federal money?

Also, pay attention to essential infrastructure that comprises telehealth deployment. Telehealth kiosks are going to be critical when in come to deploying public health deep into communities, such as in libraries, K-12 schools, churches, public housing, even maybe laundromats.

Today’s digital equity warriors are:

Christopher Mitchell, a leading national expert on community networks and Internet access, is the Director of the Community Broadband Networks Initiative with the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR). His MuniNetworks.org is a clearinghouse local government policies to improve Internet acces, and his interactive map tracks 600 community networks.

Andrew Flynn is General Manager of TalkBox Booth, a leading privacy pod enclosures for business and home use. His team in the last year created a HIPPA-compliant telehealth kiosk to ensure privacy and comfort by those receiving healthcare and telehealth various of settings, including libraries, medical centers and other institutions.  

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