CAPCOG, Connected Nation Texas host broadband roundtable
CAPCOG and Connected Nation Texas are hosting the newly created Texas Broadband Development Office’s (BDO) Director, Greg Conte, who will discuss the initiatives and possible funding opportunities of the state office, as part of a broadband roundtable at 9:30 a.m. October 21 at CAPCOG, 6800 Burleson Road, building 310, suite 155 in Austin. The roundtable will bring key stakeholders together to discuss regional and local broadband initiatives and how coordinating and sharing information can improve broadband expansion opportunities.
The BDO is focused on closing the digital divide through broadband expansion, access, adoption, and digital literacy. It was created after Texas Governor, Greg Abbott, established the Governor’s Broadband Development Council to plan broadband expansion statewide, and it will help facilitate greater planning measures at the local level. During the roundtable, CAPCOG and Connected Nation Texas will lead discussions about broadband demographics, data and maps. Other agencies will address a range of topics such as state legislative broadband actions and local planning measures.
CAPCOG has invited county and city elected officials, school district superintendents, state legislators, and the Capital Area Economic Development District board to participate. While CAPCOG targeted specific groups to attend, other stakeholders in the planning and economic development fields can participate if room is available.
Register to attend the roundtable.