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UW-Extension Broadband and E-commerce Education Center

Events

Last chance to register! July 13-14 Web & Online Training Workshops:

UWEX Broadband & E-Commerce Education Center is hosting a new series of hands-on workshops for small- and mid-size businesses is designed to get you going on popular platforms including: Wix andWordPress websites, advertising on Facebook, and building your customer base through email marketing (MailChimp platform) within a relatively short period of time. Curious about how to use LinkedIn to build your business, or how to boost your search engine ranking? We cover that, too! (See below for more workshop descriptions and to register.)

Our trainers will take you from the beginning (how to select a platform and sign up) right on through how to set your tools up, measure their impact, and best practices for using the tools you choose. Best of all? There is no charge for these workshops to get your business up and running online. 

–Space is limited– REGISTER to save your spot!  goo.gl/LLCVxB

Wisconsin News National News/Events
  • Free Broadband Communities webinar July 12: If your rural community is still waiting for multi gigabit broadband services, take this opportunity to learn about fiber-like wireless millimeter wave (mmWave) technology and how it can deliver symmetrical 2Gbps speeds, reliably and without interference or congestion. A wireless link -- now available at full bandwidth over distances as long as 10 miles -- can also fill in where fiber is hard to deploy, and serve as a seamless backup for fiber networks. Standard Ethernet tools allow mmWave to coexist with fiber for easy network management. Deployment is fast and costs are low. Costs can even be financed through no-money-down short-term lease programs. Register
  • The Minnesota Governor's Task Force on Broadband develops policies to promote the expansion of broadband access throughout Minnesota. On June 15, the MN broadband task force met to talk about “dig once” policies, pros, cons, in short, a discussion on how to make it work to encourage broadband development. This recorded discussion provides insights around how governments there are being proactive around this issue, how providers might be able to lower infrastructure costs, and the considerations of a policy that works. (via Blandin Foundation)
  • Akamai's New Report: State of the Internet Q1 2016, Executive Summary
  • Small Towns Join Forces to Bridge the Digital Divide (PBS Newshour) 
  • FCC Proposes First Steps Toward 5G Wireless Service

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