Most of us likely take our connectivity for granted. This may be surprising to you, but nearly 15 percent of Coloradans lack access to basic broadband. In rural parts of the state that number jumps to 40 percent. Think about that as 2 in 5 of your friends disconnected.
One of the great examples of broadband collaboration in Colorado is the annual Mountain Connect Broadband Development Conference, with representatives from across the state joining OIT -- including the Department of Local Affairs, the Department of Regulatory Affairs, the Office of Economic Development and International Trade, and the Public Utilities Commission. The conference is in Vail this year, and it’s coming up this weekend June 7-9.
At Mountain Connect, you’ll hear from subject matter experts from State of Colorado agencies and stakeholders on broadband mapping, economic impact, collaboration, first responder applications, and funding and net neutrality implications. Join us and register online through Friday, June 5, (or feel free to register right at the door). Learn more and find the full conference agenda on MountainConnect.org.
|Monica Coughlin: Chief Strategy Officer. Sports enthusiast, volunteer, proud aunt, world traveler. I tell the IT industry why Colorado is the place to be. Find me on Twitter at @MonicaCoughlin.|