Meaningful Broadband Adoption

Session Date: 
Sun., April 7, 2013:
9-10:30 am
Room: 
Governors Square 16
Activity: 
Policy and Politics

In 2009, the U.S. government made a significant investment in broadband access and adoption through the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP). As BTOP sunsets, and future funding for such initiatives fragments, accounts of how BTOP worked are pouring in. In this panel, practitioners and researchers from Colorado, Detroit, Florida and Philadelphia share best practices and lessons learned from setting up public computer centers, developing digital literacy curricula and training those who welcome new users into digital worlds. The discussion will consider how to continue fostering broadband adoption in a post-BTOP world.

People + Policy

= Positive Change for the Public Good

people + policy = Positive Change for the Public Good