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SCHEDULE

All events on Wednsday take place in the Kansas Grand Ballroom 

WEDNESDAY - SEPTEMBER 18

​10:00am - 10:30am: Welcome & Opening Comments 

10:30am - 12:00pm: Understanding Broadband - Learn the difference between ILECs, CLECs, WISPs and how they deliver service to homes and businesses

12:00pm - 1:30pm: Lunch & Presentation

1:30pm - 2:30pm: ABC's of Funding - Learn more about how broadband networks are funded and how partnerships might help your community

2:30pm - 3:30pm: Broadband Based Businesses - Success stories about how EDC's, Businesses and Entrepreneurs are leveraging broadband to improve and build businesses

 

3:30p - 4p  NETWORKING BREAK

4:00pm -5:00pm: Broadband Adoption - Learn how communities are using broadband to improve the lives of residents, and how they can make the case that quality broadband will help communities thrive and grow

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5:00pm - 6:00pm: Networking Reception - Meet and mingle with speakers, panelists and other attendees

Sponsored by TCA

THURSDAY - SEPTEMBER 19

7:30am - 8:30am: Breakfast in Kansas Grand Ballroom

8:30am - 9:00am: Kansas Broadband Task Force updates

 

Panelists: Colleen Jamison - SITA and Standley Adams - Kansas Department of Commerce

BREAK OUT SESSIONS

ROOM #1

9:15a -10:15a: Broadband Partnerships 

 

  • Examples of partnerships that have built  broadband-based projects and how they are managed. 

ROOM #2

9:15a -10:15a: Creative Funding

  • Examples of creative ways projects have been funded.

ROOM #3

9:15am -10:15am: A Regional Approach to Broadband 

  • Examples of how using a regional approach to broadband can improve access to broadband for urban and rural communities.

10:15a - 10:30a   BREAK

10:30a - 11:30a: Broadband Based Work Path and Careers

  • Examples of how communities and businesses can use broadband to compete in the digital economy. 

10:30a - 11:30a: Creative Funding

  • Examples of creative ways projects have been funded.

10:30a - 11:30a: A Regional Approach to Broadband 

  • Examples of how using a regional approach to broadband can improve access to broadband for urban and rural communities.

11:30a - 12:30p: Lunch - Kansas Grand Ballroom 

12:45p - 1:45p -  Key Note Speaker

2:00p - 4:00p -  KS USDA ReConnect Program Workshop