Libraries, as community anchor instutions commited to digital equity, are invited to attend these events (see full information below) by the Pennsylvania Broadband Development Authority. Make sure other area stakeholders and community leaders in your network are also aware of and attending these events. Get a group together and sign up today! Office of Commonwealth Libraries hopes to see you there.
Internet For All: Connecting the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
The Pennsylvania Broadband Development Authority (Authority) in partnership with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP), Pennsylvania Municipal League (PML), Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs, Pennsylvania State Association of Township Commissioners, Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors invite you to Internet For All: Connecting the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on July 13, 2023.
This day long workshop will be held in State College and will bring together critical stakeholders in Pennsylvania from the federal, state, tribal, and local governments, industry, and other key collaborators to discuss coordination on broadband efforts as the state prepares to receive significant broadband funds from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. There is also a virtual option for participation.
To see more details and register for this event please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/internet-for-all-connecting-the-commonwealth-of-pennsylvania-tickets-638179119927.
Below is a proposed agenda for this event:
- 8:00 am: Registration
- 8:45 am: Welcome/Update on Implementation of Federal Programs
- 9:00 am: Infrastructure Best Practices in Pennsylvania
- 9:45 am: Break
- 10:00 am: Why Digital Equity Matters
- 10:45 am: Infrastructure Access and Equity Barriers and Tools to Break Them Down
- 11:30 am: Lunch
- 1:00 pm: Local Coordination: How to Get Involved/How to Maximize Dollars Regionally
- 2:00 pm: Break
- 2:15: Data Collection and Mapping – Why It Still Matters
Broadband 101: Pennsylvania Broadband Programs
The Pennsylvania Broadband Development Authority will be hosting a webinar Broadband 101: Pennsylvania Broadband Programs, on Tuesday June 27, 2023 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. This webinar will provide an overview of the current Federal Programs, the Commonwealth’s approach on bridging the digital divide to include implementation and coordination, and guidance on the roles of our communities.
To register for this event please visit https://ntia-gov.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_M9Jr1yhPQ9ul1tdRxgGs7g.
If you have questions or ideas on how to get involved in ensuring digital equity for your library community, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to engage.