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Wednesday, April 3 • 10:30am - 11:30am
Community Network Solutions for Affordable Home Broadband

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Alan is the CEO of Open Broadband, LLC a private, for-profit ISP that provides broadband in underserved communities. Open Broadband is the provider of the free public Wi-Fi system at the Dillehay Courts neighborhood in Charlotte NC. We also provide Wi-Fi zones in downtowns, parks, and service directly to residents, businesses, government locations, and universities. https://openbb.net 

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Greta Byrum

Co-Director, Digital Equity Lab

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Adam King

Director of Neighborhood Partnerships & Equity, Digital C
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Alan Fitzpatrick

CEO, Open Broadband, LLC
Alan Fitzpatrick is the CEO of Open Broadband, an ISP providing broadband internet service to underserved communities. Prior to Open Broadband, Alan had 20 years management experience in the Telecommunications and Software industries, including COO of DC74 Data Centers, COO of VoIP... Read More →
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Bobby Coulter

Assistant Director, Innovation and Technology, Fresno Housing
After nearly two decades of private sector IT experience, Bobby Coulter joined the Fresno Housing Authority in 2015. As a lifelong Fresno native-- raised on the same streets as Fresno Housing residents, Coulter understands first-hand the challenges in pursuing a career in technology... Read More →
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Leah Kraus

Chief Information Officer, North Carolina Central University
Leah Kraus has almost 30 years of experience in technology and education. She serves on Advisory Boards and speaks at industry events. In 2014 Leah was named CIO at North Carolina Central University. Where in addition to being CIO, she is active in digital equity, literacy, access... Read More →