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Building Frontline Digital Equity Tools at Education Superhighway - Episode 543 of the Community Broadband Bits Podcast
This week on the podcast, Christopher is joined by Evan Marwell (CEO) and Jenny Miller (Director of Government Affairs), from the nonprofit Education Superhighway. Begun as an organization aimed at improving Internet access for schools, today Education Superhighway focuses its efforts on leveraging data and on-the-ground work to bring solutions for the more than 18 million households with basic broadband infrastructure available to them but for whom the price of connectivity is too high.
Evan and Jenny share more than a decade of work in working at the national, state, and local level to build tools like www.getacp.org, which simplifies the monthly subsidy application process, and their LearnACP program, which aims to train frontline workers signing individuals up. Finally, they talk with Chris about Education Superhighway's work to collect and publicize eRate contracts, which has helped create a more vigorous marketplace for school campus connectivity, dramatically lowering the price and increasing speeds for k-12 education centers.
This show is 30 minutes long and can be played on this page or via Apple Podcasts or the tool of your choice using this feed.
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Thanks to Arne Huseby for the music. The song is Warm Duck Shuffle and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.
AnchorNETS Conference Nov. 16th - 17th in Mountainview, CA
The Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition (SHLB) will present the first AnchorNETS Broadband Summit this November 16th & 17th in Mountainview, California. The event is designed to help leaders from anchor institutions such as schools, hospitals, and libraries connect and learn about solutions to help them achieve gigabit connectivity. The conference will be held at the Computer History Museum. Our own Christopher Mitchell will be there as well.
Keynote Speakers include:
- Evan Marwell, CEO & Founder, EductionSuperhighway
- Catherine Sandoval, Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)
- Sunne Wright McPeak, CEO, California Emerging Technology Fund
Attend AnchorNETS to:
- Gain information and practical guidelines to access funding from Federal, State and Local government
- Learn about the economics of middle-mile fiber deployment and the role of next generation wireless technology
- Develop new community engagement practices and programs
More information is available on the web: www.anchornets.com, where you can check out the agenda, information on the speakers, and register online.
Download the flyer below for more information.