Bridging the Digital Divide: Broadband for All

Join MACo on August 12 for a deep dive discussion on broadband and the digital divide. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the issue of the digital divide to the spotlight, highlighting the inability of some to access high speed internet. With teleworking, telehealth, and virtual learning for students- access to reliable, affordable high-speed internet has never been more important.

  • Title: Bridging the Digital Divide: Broadband for All
  • Description: The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of broadband connectivity across our state. Students have transitioned to online learning, many professionals have shifted to telework, and applying for unemployment or small business assistance programs often requires access to the internet. Affordable high-speed internet is an essential component of a county’s economic development and the socio-economic advancements of its residents, yet not everyone in Maryland has access. Participate live to discuss current state and federal funding opportunities to expand broadband access, along with next steps to ensure all Marylanders have high speed internet. Discuss lessons learned and innovative service delivery necessitated by the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Speakers:
    • Charlotte Davis, Executive Director, Rural Maryland Council
    • Mitsuko Herrera, ultraMontgomery Director, Montgomery County
    • The Honorable Gary Moore, NACo President; Judge/Executive, Boone County, KY
  • Date/Time: August 12, 2020 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

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