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Emily Sheketoff to participate in broadband discussion at Department of Commerce

Emily Sheketoff, executive director of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Washington Office, will take part in a roundtable at 2:45 p.m. EST today during a public meeting at the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the broadband stimulus program on innovative programs and activities of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), the Agriculture Department’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

During the meeting, Sheketoff will have the opportunity to share how libraries are well-positioned to provide programs to stimulate broadband demand. Sheketoff said this is an opportunity to inform the agencies of why libraries are the premier public access computing centers in America’s communities and to also highlight the technology needs of community college and public libraries.

The public meeting live Webcast can be viewed here.

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