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Preview the Digital Inclusion Conference’s Heavy-Hitting Lineup!

By Jeremy Thacker

Friday morning kicks off the Digital Inclusion in Texas: A Conference and Colloquium in Austin. The two-day event promises panels and speakers rich with knowledge to share in helping the state achieve its goal of teaching all Texans imperative Internet and technology skills to thrive in our digital age. Connected Texas is co-hosting the event at the University of Texas at Austin in Sid Richardson Hall, Bass Lecture Hall. The conference will bring together noted scholars, representatives of federal, state, and city government, and nonprofit advocacy organizations to address gaps in broadband adoption throughout the United States.Conference...

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Digital Inclusion Conference Coming to Austin

By Jeremy Thacker

We’re less than two weeks away from the Digital Inclusion in Texas Conference and Colloquium! Connected Texas is co-hosting the Digital Inclusion in Texas Conference and Colloquium for providers, decision makers, and people interested in best practices and public policy around digital inclusion across the state. The planned agenda for the event is available for download. The day-and-a-half summit promises nearly two-dozen speakers and presenters at the University of Texas at Austin. Registration is going on now. The fee of $50 includes coffee and lunch both days and a reception on Friday, April 26. The Conference will be held April 26-...

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Texas Gearing Up For Broadband Communities Summit

By CTX Staff

Connected Texas is helping make April a month to focus on broadband in communities! In addition to the Digital Inclusion Conference that Connected Texas is co-hosting in Austin in late April, Executive Director Don Shirley is headed to Dallas on April 16 to participate in the 2013 Broadband Communities Summit! The 2013 Broadband Communities Summit is being held in Dallas on April 16-18th and will include panels of broadband experts and interested parties of librarians, educators, and local officials. Shirley will present on a variety of topics including the Connected program, MyConnectView, and FirstNet planning and deployment. The FirstNet...

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Big Announcement at Broadband Communities Summit

By Jeremy Thacker

This week’s Broadband Communities Summit in Dallas is leaving Texas focused on technology like never before with a brand new statewide program focused on digital literacy. Connected Texas staff was on-hand as both presenters and resources for the gathering of professionals committed to keeping pace with the latest developments in broadband. Connected Nation’s Michael Ramage presented on the community engagement process needed for successful broadband expansion planning, while Connected Texas Executive Director, Don Shirley, presented on broadband mapping. The summit also proved the perfect place for Shirley to unveil a major new partnership...

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