Just like cities around the county, rural communities are all unique. Nevertheless, there are some common steps they can take to improve the likelihood of achieving better local connectivity. The Arizona Rural Development Council and the Local First Arizona Foundation are hosting a free webinar series and on July 26th, the topic will be “Can You Hear Me Now? Strategies for Rural Broadband Access.”
The webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, July 26th, at 10:00 AM Pacific.
The webinar description:
As we progress into a world driven by technology the need for broadband access is hardly an option, it is a necessity. During this month's webinar, we will hear from four highly experienced professionals advocating for broadband access in rural communities around the state and the nation.
Attendees of this webinar will learn:
- Steps communities can make to ensure they are fiber ready
- Alternative solutions to broadband access
- How to work regionally or within a county
- How to leverage any and all existing resources
- Unique factors of costs to broadband deployment on tribal lands
On July 26th, presenters will include:
Deb Socia, Executive Director of Next Century Cities
Blake Mobley, Rio Blanco County, Colorado’s IT Director
Belinda Nelson, Gila River Telecommunications and member of the Gila River Pima tribe
Bruce Holdridge, Gila River Telecommunications
You can register for the free event online.