Video of the Rural Broadband Workshop hosted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on March 19, 2014, is now available. The day-long workshop featured discussions on the unique challenges of broadband deployment and adoption in rural America.
In addition to broadband deployment and adoption, the workshop also included a discussion on the impact broadband has on education, healthcare and economic development. The workshop also explored different business models that have been used to deploy broadband in rural areas, including a discussion of the factors that drive investment decisions and technology choices of different types of providers in rural communities.
Utah was also featured in the discussion of what role states can have in meeting the rural broadband challenge. Ray Timothy, executive director for the Utah Education Network (UEN) was a panelist on the “State Strategies to Meet the Rural Broadband Challenge” discussion. This panel examined the important role that states can play in ensuring the availability and adoption of broadband in rural communities.
Click here to view the full video of the workshop.