From John Pederson - WiscNet Director of Communications
WiscNet is gathering leaders throughout Wisconsin’s schools, libraries, hospitals, and municipalities to explore and share strategies to extend Internet access throughout their communities. We invite you to join us Wednesday, November 4 and Thursday, November 5 at the Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire, Wisconsin to move this conversation further.
Over 20 years we’ve collectively spent billions equipping schools, libraries, hospitals, and municipalities with infrastructure to support high school Internet access. How can we leverage our investments for rural and low-income students, patrons, families, citizens in our communities? Dubbed the “homework gap” in our K12 world, the problem isn’t unique to schools. Libraries, hospitals, and municipalities also seek solutions to efficiently and affordably allow people to use their services wherever, whenever. Strategies range from the simple, providing longer hours, to complex, providing community-based wireless.
On November 4 and 5, WiscNet is connecting people and strategies with discussions and demonstrations of a variety of solutions. This event is free and open to anybody that would like to attend. More information, including registration, is available at http://www.wiscnet.net/extending-internet-to-our-communities/. We look forward to seeing you there!
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