Closing the Digital Divide at #MACoCon

If the pandemic taught us anything, it is that access to reliable, affordable, high-speed internet is essential for all. An influx of federal and State funding is coming that can help make that a reality – if we can leverage those resources wisely.

Closing the Digital Divide: Maryland Takes the Lead

As Maryland launches its historic investment to boost broadband infrastructure and connectivity, county governments will be integral partners for ensuring access to reliable and affordable high-speed internet – an essential component of a county’s economic development and the socio-economic advancement of its residents. Through careful collaboration and strategic partnerships, this funding can help end the digital divide. In this session, an expert panel will highlight current state and federal funding opportunities to expand broadband access, along with next steps needed to deliver high speed internet to all Marylanders.

cell phone showing a report of upload and download speedsSpeakers:

  • Kenrick “Rick” Gordon, Director, Office of Statewide Broadband
  • Charlotte Davis, Executive Director, Rural Maryland Council
  • Dan Schneckenburger, Director of Administration, Cecil County
  • Misty Allen, Regional Vice President of Government Affairs and Community Investment, Comcast Beltway Region

Date/Time: Wednesday, August 18, 2021 from 2:30 to 3:30 pm

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