2012 Broadband Summit

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2012 Connected Texas Broadband Summit


In June 2012, Connected Texas held its Broadband Summit at TIA 2012. The Summit included two panels of broadband experts and interested parties of librarians, educators, and local officials.

Texas Agricultural Commissioner Todd Staples was the keynote speaker and gave encouraging news about the government's efforts to expand broadband use: 

"In every discussion we're thinking about how we can tie business, consumers, students, and medical together through broadband."

The first collection of panelists was comprised of providers both large and small that are reaching out to rural communities, businesses, schools, and governments to explain the cost-effective manner in which they're bringing broadband opportunity to more areas across the Lone Star state.

Finally, a panel of educators and librarians explained how broadband is improving the classroom experience, turning Texas libraries into digital hubs of learning and communication, and providing new, powerful tools for learning.

Presentations from the Summit:

Other Summit Resources: