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ITIF Breakfast Forum: “Fiber to the Library”: Next-Generation Broadband for Next-Generation Libraries

As the Obama administration considers how to invest the $7.2 billion in stimulus funding for broadband and as it develops a national broadband plan, key decisions will have to be made regarding how to invest scarce funds. The only funds explicitly allocated in the bill are to “expand capacity” at public libraries and other “public computing centers.”

Please join ITIF to discuss how “Fiber to the Library” (FTTL), as a national spearhead deployment project, could quickly deliver access to next-generation broadband. Is FTTL the biggest broadband bang for the stimulus buck? Don Means, originator of the 2-year-old FTTL campaign to provide next-generation broadband to every library, will present his proposal.

Date: Thursday, May 21, 2009
Time: 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Place: The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (map and directions)
1250 Eye Street, NW, Suite 200, Room 2
Washington, DC 20005

Participants

Robert Atkinson (bio)
President, The Information and Innovation Foundation

Don Means (bio)
Co-founder and Principle, Digital Village Associates, a Sausalito, CA consulting firm

John Windhausen (bio)
President, Telepoly

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