Broadband is about wires and wireless radio signals, but it's also about digital connections. It's about deployment, but it's also about education and mobile-centric entrepreneurship efforts. Together, they will make the heartland the heart of the 21st
As we’ve been holding eTeam meetings around the state, we’re now zeroing in on activities in our capital city of Springfield
and in Chicago
. To some extent, this new focus on cities addresses broadband needs besides just the lack of connectivity. Tomorrow, we’re hosting a meeting with the Springfield Chamber of Commerce, the Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln and the United Way on digital literacy and computer training efforts within Springfield.
We’re also focused on a new opportunity for Illinois: winning one of the Federal Communications Commission’s Broadband Lifeline Pilot Projects. There’s still time to register to attend our webinar
, on June 6 at 2 p.m. See the story below for more about how Illinois broadband providers can benefit.
And then there’s Chicago. We’ve got an opening for a top-flight opportunity
at the forefront of broadband engagement. We’re looking for the right candidate to help connect providers to high-capacity opportunities, to promote and train others in digital connectivity, and to build results for Better Broadband, Better Lives. And in doing so, I’ll be at ChicagoCounts 2012
, the Conference Uniting Nonprofits and Technology, on Saturday. Don’t miss the opportunity to join team broadband Illinois – but apply by June 9!