AdvoTECH: Broadband in Tennessee - What are the Challenges & Opportunities
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Access to Broadband in 2016 is as critical a need to business and citizens as access to electricity was one hundred years before.
Recent federal regulation and state proposed legislation has put Tennessee in the headlines about how our state and cities regulate broadband — which impacts how fast broadband Internet access rolls out to businesses and consumers.
However, these headlines cover just a portion of what's actually happening in Tennessee. Attendees of this AdvoTECH session will participate in a broad discussion on broadband policy in Tennessee, with the aim of understanding the issues, share their opinions, and work together to move the ball forward.
Dr. Cliff Lippard, Deputy Executive Director, Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (TACIR)
Andy Macke, Vice President of Government & Community Affairs, Comcast Corporation
The Honorable Representative Jason Powell, D-Nashville
Carolyn Ridley, Senior Director of State Public Policy, Level 3 Communications
Nick Thompson, Customer Engineering, Nashville Electric Service
Your point of view matters. We're partnering with icitizen to gather your thoughts on the issues. Attendees will have the chance to voice their opinions before and after the discussion. Download the app now to be ready:
Here’s how to get started using the app:
1. Download in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store
2. Create an account using Facebook, Twitter or a new username/password
3. Use the group code “NTCMAY”
4. Complete the Civic Life poll to experience the full benefits of icitizen
5. Find and connect with the Nashville Technology Council profile on citizen — search for “Nashville Technology Council” in quotes to find in search
6. Search for the poll “NTC's Broadband in Tennessee Poll” and take the survey!
This is the first of a series of policy discussions around the issues of economic opportunities and barriers in our region, presented by the Nashville Technology Council. The goals for the AdvoTECH series is to educate NTC members, explore the nuances of the issues and measure the audience's opinions, and provide an opportunity for policy makers and members of the business community to engage.
Register now and join us.