Discount Extended for Broadband Communities Conference in Chicagoland

Use Promo Code “RTC2013” to Receive $95 Early-bird Registration Fee Until July 17

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, July 9, 2013 – Time is running out to save on registration costs for the upcoming Broadband Communities Economic Development Regional Conference in Tinley Park on November 5-7, 2013.

As co-hosts of the conference, Broadband Illinois and the Rural Telecommunications Congress are offering an early-bird discount on registration to ensure the conference is accessible to all stakeholders. To register, visit and enter code “RTC2013” on the registration page. The deadline to use this promo code has been extended to Wednesday, July 17, 2013.

Hosted by Broadband Communities Magazine, known for their national conferences aimed at building a fiber-connected world, the event will focus on all things broadband in the Midwest. The conference will highlight the key role high-speed internet is playing in an innovation-driven economic rebound in Illinois.

The event is part of a regional series focused on the intersection of broadband and economic development and brings together a diverse, comprehensive audience including:

  • Public officials
  • Regional agencies and authorities
  • Community leaders, cable, telecom and broadband providers
  • Broadband activists
  • Real estate developers
  • Health-care providers
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Representatives of community anchor institutions like schools and libraries
  • Chamber of Commerce representatives
  • Consultants
  • Vendors

Key topics and themes include:

  • Developing fiber-based broadband strategies for the knowledge economy
  • Learning how to foster collaboration with economic development agencies,
  • Differentiating your community with advanced broadband connectivity.

Attendees can expect to learn from many communities with fiber networks, including Chicago’s Southland Fiber Network, Gigabit Chicago, Auburn Ind., Champaign-Urbana Ill., Chanute, Kansas, Illinois’ Cook County, and many more. 

Sessions are also scheduled on creative financing, lessons from Kansas City, attracting and supporting small business and taking charge of adoption. 

To learn more about the conference, logistics and information, visit

Broadband Illinois also has a number of sponsorship opportunities available for the conference. To learn more about becoming a sponsor or vendor at the event, email  

To download a PDF of the flyer, click here



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