Digital Leaders at work for Wisconsin

05/12/2014 Digital Leader, Rural Broadband, Wisconsin by j.smith

Center Digital Leaders in Ashland and Bayfield counties collaborated to host a regional technology expo to connect residents, businesses and providers to each other, as well as hosting a a number of quick digital learning sessions including “Enhancing Education with Broadband,” “Keeping your Family Safe Online,” and “Social Media: What to Use for What?’ among other sessions. You can find photos of the event here.

Broadband Expo shows area’s need for Internet speed

Ashland Daily Press, May 9, 2014 [….] “Pulling together what broadband Internet has to offer in a single location was the idea behind the Broadband Show Expo, held Thursday evening at the Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Conference Center.

The Expo was part of the Ashland-Bayfield County Broadband Initiative, sponsored by the Ashland Area Development Corporation, the Bayfield County Economic Development Corporation, the University of Wisconsin Extension, WITC, and the Wisconsin Innovation Network — Lake Superior Chapter.
According to Maria Alvarez Stroud of the Broadband and E-Commerce Education Center of the University of Wisconsin Extension, the event was intended to demonstrate just how important access to broadband service has become.
“We really believe that this is as important as electricity, as sewage and water infrastructure, as roads,” she said. “Getting people to understand why broadband is so important is partially what our center does. This is all about making sure that we are future-proof.” [….] Read the whole article here

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