Rural broadband access and utilization is garnering considerable local and national attention, yet many communities find themselves on the wrong side of the digital divide. This session will take a closer look at how investing in local capacity is often the key ingredient to increasing broadband access. Learn how successful Pacific Northwest communities have built and sustained capacity to narrow the gap and engage with policy makers and local leaders in developing on-the-ground strategies that puts the Northwest on the path to digital inclusion.
Program Manager, Mid-Columbia Economic Development District
Executive Director, Washington Independent Telecommunications Association
Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians, Energy & Telecommunications
The Honorable Representative Mary Dye, R-Pomeroy, Washington
The Honorable Representative Pam Marsh, D-Ashland, Oregon
Executive Director, Partners for Rural Washington
Track: Elevating Rural Voices & Priorities