CLIC is thrilled to be hosting a pre-conference event before the Broadband Communities Conference on April 13, 2015, in Austin, Texas at the Renaissance Hotel. We are excited to bring together our diverse membership and discuss why local decision-making is critical to our broadband future. Over the course of the day, we’ll hear from elected officials who have fought for local choice in their cities, like Lafayette Mayor Joey Durel and City of Madison, Wisconsin’s Mayor Paul Soglin, well as the individuals who formed grass-roots campaigns to support local choice. We’ll learn about some of the innovative broadband projects cities are undertaking, like from Council President Robert Wack in Westminster, Maryland, from private sector representatives like Google’s Derek Slater, who agree that these broadband decisions need to be made at the local level, and about how local choice is being impacted at the state and federal levels. At lunch, Professor John M. Eger will emphasize how fiber deployments are all about making the Creative Economy happen.
It is our hope that attendees will leave our CLIC day feeling re-energized about the power of local self reliance, inspired to fight for local choice where it doesn’t currently exist, and empowered to utilize the opportunities local choice creates where it does exist.
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