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UW Extension Broadband and Ecommerce Education Center

Upcoming Events: High Speed Bits

30 Minutes of Broadband Info You Need to Know

Economic Impact of Broadband and Second Homes – Join Russ Kashian as he presents an overview of his findings on how broadband for second homes impacts local economies.
Thursday, June 18, 11-11.30AM CST, guest speaker Russ Kashian, Fiscal and Economic Research Center (FERC) at UW Whitewater.

Miss a High Speed Bits? Find the archived calls here 
 

Healthy Communities Conference

Center Director Maria Alvarez Stroud will be a panel moderator at the upcoming conference, "Investing in Healthy Rural Communities: Harvesting the power of people, place and partnerships". The conference will take place in Platteville, WI July 1 and focus on leading practices in healthy rural community development and investment. Register here

Articles: Wisconsin

"Free Internet access would 'become a key marketing tool' to attract local visitors, tourists and conventioneers and new businesses, particularly those emphasizing technology, innovation and creativity." Check out how free WiFi affects the Whitewater community

Center Digital Leader Will Andresen is connecting communities in Iron County 
by working across the river with Gogebic County, MI to bring improved  
broadband access to their areas. Learn about their collaborative efforts
here.


Articles: National
Video:
 What happens if you give a kid a laptop?

Google announced their establishment of a Digital Inclusion Fellowship that will aid in efforts to connect underserved areas of different communities. 

Meanwhile, the FCC announced a proposal that would offer low-income Americans subsidized access to broadband Internet. What would this look like?

"Even as broadband infrastructure has spread across much of rural America in the past few years...potential customers have been slow to adopt the technology." What is the reality of broadband adoption?

Infographic: Breaking Down the Broadband Divide


 
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