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Event: The Next Big Internet Challenge for the Berkshires

Thursday September 14, 2017
7:00 PM until 8:30 PM


Come to the library for an enlightening evening of discussion and audience give-and-take.

Experts fear that even after one "digital divide" is closed, another may open. Communities in Western Massachusetts may not have fast enough internet connections to compete with other regions in the country -- or even with newly created fiber-optic networks in the Berkshires.

Panelists:

Christopher Mitchell, director, Community Broadband Networks Initiative of the nonprofit Institute for Local Self-Reliance in Minnesota.

Andy Hogeland, member of Williamstown Select Board, whose town is working with the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission and other local communities on new internet connection options.

 Aaron Bean and Dan Howard of Whip City Fiber, a unit of Westfield Gas + Electric, the public utility that is partnering with Berkshires communities.

Free and open to the public.

Sponsored by The Berkshire Eagle.

 


Location: Library Auditorium
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