On May 20, the Library of Michigan and the American Library Association Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) hosted the Michigan Broadband Summit at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing, Mich., to discuss the impact of broadband on economic development in communities and how libraries can serve as hubs for broadband expansion.
Keynote Speaker John Windhausen Jr., of Telepoly Consulting in Washington, D.C., addressed the group of librarians, government officials at all levels, business managers, and community leaders. Following Windhausen’s speech, a series of speakers and panel presentations explored issues such as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, successful collaborative projects, intensive applications used in libraries and E-Rate.
A summary of the event written by Michael Perry, OITP summer intern at University of Michigan, be found here.
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