Please join us in Minneapolis next week for a day-long seminar on An Action Plan for Local Internet Choice in 2017 and Beyond. This one-of-a-kind event will bring together a broad coalition of public and private sector representatives who believe that the best interests of the United States are served when localities can work on broadband projects without artificial barriers.
Our October 18 event will set the stage for 2017, with a new administration in Washington and new, potentially perilous, state legislative sessions. We will address the political issues around local Internet choice and devise strategy for national, regional, state and local efforts to foster and protect new broadband opportunities at the local level.
Our guests include Blair Levin, Communications & Society Fellow, Brookings Institution; Derek Slater, Head of Policy Strategy, Google Fiber; Noah Theran, Director of Communications, the Internet Association; Deb Socia, Executive Director, Next Century Cities; Danna Bailey, VP Communications, Chattanooga EPB; Gigi Sohn, Counselor to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler; Will Aycock, General Manager, Greenlight Community Broadband, City of Wilson, NC; Joey Durel, Former Mayor, City-Parish of Lafayette, LA; Monica Webb, Head of Government Relations, Ting Internet; Elin Katz, Consumer Counsel, State of Connecticut; Ewell Lawson, Manager of Government Relations, Missouri Public Utility Alliance; Chris Mitchell, Director of the Community Broadband Networks Initiative, the Institute for Local Self Reliance, and many others.
You can register here for our event, which will be held at the Radisson Blu Hotel. CLIC Day is an October 18 preconference event, free with registration to the Broadband Communities Fiber for the New Economy conference.