Wyoming Rural Broadband Summit

  • Oct 10 , 2019
  • This is a free event and open to the public. Each attendee will need to register individually. Thank you.

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Wyoming Rural Broadband Summit

Wyoming Rural Broadband Summit
Thursday, October 10
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Share best practices for enhancing rural broadband in Wyoming by bridging the digital divide and driving rural prosperity.

About this Event
Interact with elected officials, key stakeholder organizations, federal agencies, broadband providers, and civic leaders. Become more informed, more engaged, and more inspired in reshaping our communities.

Agenda will include:

  • Seven Lessons on Fixing the Digital Divide - speaker Jeremy Hegle, Sr. Community Development Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.
  • Bringing Prosperity Throughout Wyoming - speakers Jim Espy, co-chair Rural Council; Brian Worthen, CEO Visionary Communications; Lindsay Forepaugh, CFO High West Energy; Jeremy Hegle, SCDA FRB.
  • Broadband Partnerships – Community Driven Solutions - speakers Jerimiah Rieman, ED Wyo. County Commissioners Assoc.; Russ Elliott, Broadband Coord. Wyo. Business Council; Karen Perry, Sr. Policy Advisor NTIA.
  • USDA ReConnect and Federal Support for Broadband - Pattie Snidow, Community Solutions Specialist USDA RD; Scott Sutherland, BP Director USDA RD.
  • The Digital Inclusion Imperative - speaker Dr. Roberto Gallardo, AD Purdue Center for Regional Development/Extension.
  • Coalition Building and Community Priorities-Round table Discussion - moderators Russ Elliott, BC WBC; Katherine Bates, Manager State & Local Partnerships, NTIA BroadbandUSA.
  • Broadband Data Overview/Using Broadband Data to Jump-start Your Planning Process – Working Session - moderators Karen Perry, Sr. Policy Advisor NTIA; Robert Tse, Sr. Policy Advisor, USDA Rural Utilities Services.
  • Action Planning for Communities - speaker Karen Perry, NTIA.
  • Closing Remarks/Comments - Russ Elliott, BC Coord., WBC; and Wally Wolski, State Director, Wyo., USDA Rural Development.

Presenters and staff will be available for one-on-one conversations, approximately 4:30 - 5:00 pm.

(Subject to change.)

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Participating partners: USDA Rural Development, the Business Council, and the NTIA. With support from the ENDOW Rural Council and the Broadband Advisory Council.

Any questions, please contact USDA Rural Development, the Wyoming State Office, 307-233-6700; https://www.rd.usda.gov/wy.