[Libs-Or] Digital Northwest: A Broadband Summit

Darci Hanning darci.hanning at state.or.us
Tue Feb 23 10:36:08 PST 2016


This may be of interest to those in communities that are still struggling to bring broadband to their area:

Digital Northwest: A Broadband Summit
for Regional Broadband Leaders

March 20-21, 2016
Bell Harbor International Conference Center
Seattle, Washington

Please join the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and Next Century Cities (NCC) for a Regional Broadband Summit featuring special keynote addresses by national broadband leaders. Register Now!<https://www.eventbrite.com/e/digital-northwest-broadband-summit-tickets-21494848671>

Broadband is emerging as a critical driver of economic growth and prosperity across the country. The "Digital Northwest" broadband summit will bring together state, local and federal officials, industry representatives, community leaders and other key stakeholders to share real-world broadband success stories and lessons learned from across the region. The summit will also examine the gaps that remain and strategize on what still needs to be done to expand access to and adoption of high-speed Internet services for the benefit of all citizens.

A welcome reception will be held the evening of Sunday, March 20, followed by a day-long summit on Monday, March 21. The summit will feature high-impact discussions focused on everything from how to bring advanced telecommunications infrastructure to rural communities, to how to ensure that all Americans have the broadband access and critical skills needed to thrive in today's digital economy.

WHO: The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (U.S. Department of Commerce), Next Century Cities, broadband leaders and state and local officials.

WHERE: Bell Harbor International Conference Center, Seattle, Washington, 98121.

WHEN: March 20-21, 2016

HOTEL INFORMATION: A block of rooms (named Next Century Cities/NTIA) has been reserved at the Marriott Waterfront<http://www.marriott.com/meeting-event-hotels/group-corporate-travel/groupCorp.mi?resLinkData=Next%20Century%20Cities/National%20Telecommunications%20Information%20Administration%5eseawf%60nccncca%60169.00%60USD%60false%602%603/20/16%603/22/16%6003/01/16&app=resvlink&stop_mobi=yes> in Seattle, Washington from March 20-22. The courtesy block rate provides attendees with a significant discount at $169/night. The Next Century Cities/NTIA room rate is available until March 1. Book your room in the Next Century Cities/NTIA room block by clicking here<http://www.marriott.com/meeting-event-hotels/group-corporate-travel/groupCorp.mi?resLinkData=Next%20Century%20Cities/National%20Telecommunications%20Information%20Administration%5Eseawf%60nccncca%60169.00%60USD%60false%602%603/20/16%603/22/16%6003/01/16&app=resvlink&stop_mobi=yes>.


Joelle Tessler
Manager of Stakeholder Relations and Outreach
Office of Telecommunications and Information Applications
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce
jtessler at ntia.doc.gov<mailto:jtessler at ntia.doc.gov>

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