Follow-up webinar to continue discussion on Illinois Gigabit Community Challenge

SPRINGFIELD, February 27, 2012 - The upcoming Gigabit Communities Challenge Follow-Up Webinar will foster continued discussion on Governor Quinn's recently-announced competition.

The webinar will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 14 and continue for approximately one hour. The Partnership for a Connected Illinois, in conjunction with partnering technology organizations, will host the online event.

Webinar participants will receive answers to questions regarding viable projects, application procedures, and other queries raised in the first kick-off webinar on February 22, also hosted by Partnership for a Connected Illinois.

Gov. Quinn announced the Gigabit Communities Challenge in his Feb. 1 State of the State address. The challenge will provide up to $4 million in capital funding to public or private organizations that develop the most promising ultra high-speed Internet deployment projects.

Webinar materials are available below.

To register for the webinar, visit Upon registration, each attendee will receive a confirmation email with the link that they should visit on the day of the webinar. PCI does plan on sharing the names, email addresses, phone numbers, and organizations of those who attend the webinar.

For assistance registering, to opt out of having your information shared, or questions about the webinar, please contact Clayton Black at or call 217-886-4029. To learn more about the competition, visit

To see the Gigabit Challenge Press Release, click here.

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