VIDEO: Localism Over Consolidation: An Exploration of Public #Broadband Options @OTI #broadbandoptions

On Wednesday, May 28, 2014 the Open Technology Institute (OTI) presented a panel – Localism Over Consolidation: An Exploration of Public Broadband Options – in Washington DC, a discussion of various approaches to local investment in broadband. The panel featured a diverse set of experts on public broadband networks and projects, including the manager of a municipal fiber network in Wilson, NC. Panelists discussed different approaches communities have taken so far and share thoughts on what steps other local governments can take going forward to support access to affordable and high-speed broadband. Speakers: Christopher Mitchell, Director of Community Broadband Networks, Institute for Local Self-Reliance; Joanne Hovis, President, CTC Technology & Energy; Will Aycock, General Manager, Greenlight, Wilson, NC; Catharine Rice, President, SouthEast Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (SEATOA). Moderator: Sarah Morris, Senior Policy Counsel, New America’s Open Technology Institute. Video is below.

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