Event

April Webinar: Strategies for Broadband Adoption and Digital Inclusion in Rural Communities

Event Time: Wed, April 19, 2017 02:00 PM
Type Of Event: Webinar

Topic: Strategies for Broadband Adoption and Digital Inclusion in Rural Communities

Date: April 19, 2017

Time: 2:00 PM EDT

Overview: This webinar will focus on strategies to promote broadband adoption and digital inclusion in rural communities, highlighting the role of libraries and university extension programs. The speakers will discuss research findings on the effect of broadband adoption on rural economic development, as well as program strategies to facilitate digital inclusion, such as mobile-hotspot lending programs, community outreach and digital skills training.

Speakers:

  • Dr. Brian Whitacre, Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, Oklahoma State University

  • Dr. Bharat Mehra, Associate Professor, School of Information Sciences, University of Tennessee Knoxville

  • Katie Hill, Director, Coffeyville (Kan.) Public Library

  • Emy Tseng, Senior Broadband Program Specialist, BroadbandUSA, will facilitate the discussion