We look forward to seeing everyone Tuesday, November 7th at 1p.m. in Atlanta at the Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Airport hotel for our pre-conference event, “ An Action Plan for Local Internet Choice for 2017 and Beyond.”
During this intense half day, we will focus on how to overcome barriers that impede the development of advanced communications networks. We will examine this year’s state legislative sessions and hear about numerous victories which pushed back anti-municipal broadband legislation, as well as about new attempts to create more local broadband decision-making authority. We’ll hear about the amazing grass-roots effort carried out in Virginia and how to use social media to pull together and to communicate your message to both your local officials and to state legislators alike. A panel comprised of officials from successful municipal broadband communities will “debunk the bunk” that these networks fall under their own weight. And finally, Gary Bolles, our keynote speaker, will help us answer the question of what all this is about – future economic development — and how to utilize our Gigabit networks to train a workforce that can respond and participate in this global economy now dependent on rapid information flow.
You can still register as a CLIC member here. To receive the CLIC member discount to both CLIC Day and BBC’s “Fiber for a New Economy,” use CLIC’s code CLIC-ATL17, for a conference rate of $150. If you are not already a member of CLIC, you can join here. (It’s free).