If you weren’t able to make it to the Appalachian Ohio-West Virginia Connectivity Summit in Marietta, Ohio, on July 18th or if you’re just interested in learning more about improving connectivity in rural areas, you can still almost be there. Video of Christopher’s keynote address is available to view.
The event occurred on July 18th at Washington State Community College in Marietta, Ohio. In addition to Christopher’s presentation, there was a panel discussion about community ownership models. Other experts offering information included Marty Newell from the Center for Rural Strategies, Kate Forscey from Public Knowledge, and former chairwoman of the FCC Mignon L. Clyburn, who also spoke at a Town Hall that evening.
For more information on connecting rural America, including the Appalachian regions, check out these resources:
Access Appalachia page - Our page includes federal statistics on broadband availability and federal subsidies for large Internet Service Providers. Find toolkits and detailed maps of 150 counties in Kentucky, Southeast Ohio, and northern West Virginia.
Central Appalachia Broadband Policy Recommendations from the Central Appalachia Regional Network
The Fiber Broadband Association's Community Toolkit from the Fiber Broadband Association
Broadband Planning Primer and Toolkit from the Appalachian Regional Commission
Get more information from:
Appalshop of Whitesburg, Kentucky