Day One: Tuesday, Jan. 13 Mayor Sly James and Mayor Mark Holland: Both agreed upon the necessity of broadband access at improving the quality of life of people in the new economy. To many in the audience, this went without saying, but many families — and many small businesses (small business access was a recurring […]
This post originally appeared on the Mozilla Gigabit Community Fund blog. The Gigabit City Summit was an experience, both social and technical, that laid out Kansas City’s bi-state Playbook for all to see, poke at, learn from and, when it’s all said and done – take back to their blooming broadband communities. It didn’t hurt […]
As President Obama prepares to give remarks about the economic importance of broadband technology today in Cedar Falls, Iowa, delegates from across the country are already assembled in Kansas City, Mo., for a conference that addresses all aspects of high-speed connectivity.
This week, nearly 200 delegates from 34 cities across the U.S. and Canada are expected to descend upon the Gigabit City Summit. Organized by KC Digital Drive, the conference positions the KC region as a leader in the conversation of how cities can leverage highspeed, 1Gbps broadband for social and economic impact.