Pat Quinn, Former Governor of Illinois, to Keynote AnchorNETS Conference

Pat Quinn, the former Governor of Illinois, will participate as a Keynote Speaker at the inaugural “AnchorNETS: Broadband Summit for Schools, Health and Libraries” November 16 & 17 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California.

In 2014, then-Governor Quinn announced the completion of a nearly $100 million, four-year project to install more than 1,000 new miles of high-speed fiber-optic broadband infrastructure across 55 Illinois counties.

According to the Governor’s office, the new network directly connects approximately 400 anchor institutions, including community colleges, universities, libraries, health facilities, K-12 schools and public safety agencies.

“Governor Quinn's role in bringing together State, Federal and Local resources, from private and public sectors, in the pursuit of improved digital literacy and internet connectivity to Illinois anchor institutions is a model for all public officials," said John Windhausen, Executive Director of SHLB Coalition.  

Governor Quinn will join several other outstanding speakers, including CPUC Commissioner Catherine Sandoval, CETF President Sunne McPeak, and Education Superhighway CEO Evan Marwell. 


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