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North Carolina Hearts Gigabit: An Interactive Idea Exchange ($)
April 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm$50
Broadband = Education
Broadband = Healthcare
Broadband = Public Safety
Broadband = Civic Engagement
Broadband = Economic Development
What steps does North Carolina need to take now to grow digitally connected and economically resilient local communities? NC Broadband Matters, a nonprofit formed in 2017, seeks to answer this essential question through the engagement and education campaign NC Hearts Gigabit (North Carolina “loves” Gigabit). A technology neutral and vendor agnostic advocacy platform, we work to attract and support universally available, affordable, reliable, high-capacity Internet to network resilient local economies across North Carolina. This inaugural conference will feature inspiring community broadband network deployment success stories from around the state: How to build it, finance it and use it to deepen local cultures of connectivity and productivity for the 21st century. Attendees will benefit from hearing a playbook of actionable steps they can take back to advance their own local broadband and economic development agendas. Join us!