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Importance of Broadband in Community & Economic Development

Date(s): 6/13/2013

9am - 3pm

Merrill Eagles Club, 1205 Lake St., Merrill
To RSVP for this unique event please call the UW-Extension office at 715-539-1075. You may also email Art Lersch at Arthur.lersch@ces.uwex.edu. (Simply respond to this email.) You may also contact the Merrill Area Chamber of Commerce at 715-563-9474 or email Chamber Director Debbe Kinsey at director@merrillchamber.org. Space is limited, so please reserve your spot today!
The fourth and final session of the Merrill Community Forum Series will occur on June 13. The session is called “Importance of Broadband in Community & Economic Development.” The primary speakers for this very special event include Professor Andy Lewis and Executive Director Maria Alvarez-Stroud of the University of Wisconsin-Extension Center for Community Technology Solutions. This highly interactive session will feature an assessment of broadband access in Lincoln County and the surrounding area, best practice case studies (e.g. Minocqua, Chippewa Valley, etc.) on how to advocate for and acquire greater broadband access at the local level, information about resources to help acquire more broadband, and discussion about how broadband helps communities become more vital. There will also be planning related to how Lincoln County can increase both its residential and commercial access to high speed internet.
Art Lersch, UW-Extension, Lincoln County

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