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Second Annual Nevada Summit Proves a Big Success

By Jeremy Thacker

Leaders from across Nevada are putting new energy into expanding local broadband services!

This week’s State Broadband Summit made a big impact as Connect Nevada works toward making sure every resident has the computer and Internet skills they need to succeed in today’s economy.

The state’s second annual Summit, called Connecting Communities, drew nearly a hundred attendees to the Windmill Library in Las Vegas as well as dozens of viewers who watched the event via live web stream.

Job creation, economic development, and digital literacy were the main themes of the day.

Several speakers took the stage including Nevada State Senator Ruben Kihuen, Switch Executive Vice President of Connectivity Chris Donnelly, State Director for USDA Rural Development Sarah Adler, and Connected Nation Chief Policy Counsel Tom Koutsky. Several more regional leaders and experts facilitated nine different breakout sessions focusing on broadband access, adoption, and use across Nevada.

“The Summit is an unprecedented opportunity for Nevada’s technology leaders and economic development champions to come together to learn from each other, pull resources, and set new goals for both broadband expansion and the improved education of all Nevadans." ~ State Librarian and Nevada Broadband Task Force Chairperson Daphne DeLeon

The event was co-hosted by Connect Nevada along with the Governor’s Nevada Broadband Task Force and hosted by the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District.

A video recording of the event, photo highlights, presenter slides, and other Summit materials can be found in the Summit section of the Connect Nevada website: www.connectnv.org/broadband-summit.

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