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Tuesday, April 2 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Infrastructure Projects that Include Affordability, Digital Literacy, and Public Access

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From municipal fiber to rural broadband, communities, providers and policy makers are focused on infrastructure investments. How do digital inclusion advocates ensure that those investments create affordable access for households? 

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Chris Mitchell

Program Director, Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Christopher Mitchell is the Director of the Community Broadband Networks Initiative with the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) in Minneapolis.On a day-to-day basis, Mitchell runs MuniNetworks.org, the comprehensive online clearinghouse of information about local government... Read More →

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Garrett Brinker

Chief of Staff, Neighborly
Garrett Brinker is the Chief of Staff at Neighborly. He works with government officials, advocacy groups, and engaged citizens across the country to build and finance fiber-optic infrastructure that will help future-proof their communities. Garrett previously worked at City Innovate... Read More →
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Deb Socia

President, The Enterprise Center
Deb Socia is the Executive Director of Next Century Cities, a nonprofit that strives to support community leaders across the country as they seek to ensure that all have access to fast, affordable, and reliable Internet. More than 180 cities strong, Next Century Cities is committed... Read More →
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Geoff Millener

COO, The Enterprise Center
Geoff Millener serves as the Chief Operating Officer for The Enterprise Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He works with a dynamic team and community partners leveraging the city’s unique gigabit infrastructure to develop, test, deploy and scale solutions for the 21st century, with... Read More →

Will Aycock

Greenlight General Manager, City of Wilson