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BroadbandUSA Newsletter October 2020

Thu, October 01, 2020

Vol 5 | Issue 10 | October 2020
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Candeub photoPolicy Corner: Another Successful Spectrum Policy Symposium
By Adam Candeub, Acting Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information

September marked the launch of NTIA’s 3rd annual Spectrum Policy Symposium. This virtual symposium brought together policy experts from across the federal government and private industry to discuss the most pressing issues facing spectrum management. The all-day event began with keynotes from U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Director Kelvin Droegemeier, and myself. While we focused on different specific accomplishments, all of us hit on the same fundamental: the U.S. is moving in the right direction to win the race to 5G. Later in the day two different panels of experts took up discussions on federal and private spectrum. In all, it was a productive and deeply constructive conversation, and NTIA is appreciative of everyone who gave their time to participate as keynote speakers, panelists, and audience members. If you missed the symposium or were only able to view part of it, the full webcast is available on our website.


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October 21, 2020
BroadbandUSA Practical Broadband Conversations Webinar Series
Topic:
Digital Inclusion and K-12 Education: The Impact of COVID-19 on Students and Educators
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern
The rapid shift to online learning can be a challenge for students, families, and educators – particularly in low-income, rural, and tribal communities.As the new school year begins, the longstanding issue of digital inclusion stands in sharp relief. Join BroadbandUSA on October 21stto learn how communities are helping students get connected, assisting parents and caregivers gain the skills to help their children navigate online learning environments, and transitioning educators to online teaching.This panel will explore the challenges that communities and schools are facing, their innovative solutions to keep students connected, and their plans to transition from short-term solutions to long-term sustainable programs.

Speakers:

  • Dr. Christine Diggs, Chief Technology Officer, Albermarle County Public Schools

  • Michael Culp, Director of Information Technology Department, Albermarle County

  • Kimball Sekaquaptewa, Chief Technology Director, Santa Fe Indian School

  • Joshua Edmonds, Director of Digital Inclusion, City of Detroit

Visit our Webinar Archives for past presentations, transcripts and audio recordings.

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