Bennett College and the Student Freedom Initiative cordially invites the public to a Broadband Town Hall on Thursday, October 19 from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm in the Global Learning Center Lecture Hall located at 521 Gorrell St in Greensboro, North Carolina on the campus of Bennett College. The North Carolina Broadband Office will share information on the various digital equity & workforce development initiatives being undertaken by the department to expand broadband network access in our area and throughout the state of North Carolina.
The purpose of the town hall is to inform the community of the various state and federal broadband programs available and to talk about the importance of both filling out a broadband survey so that the needs in the community can be accurately evaluated.
The community is encouraged to take a brief survey regarding their broadband needs, whether onsite or in advance. The responses to the brief questionnaire will help the Student Freedom Initiative (SFI) identify programs to increase residents’ opportunities to use broadband to work, learn, receive health care, and participate in civic events. This information will be an important part of SFI’s work toward achieving statewide universal access to high-speed broadband with federal funding through the Broadband, Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) and Digital Equity planning programs.
There will be a question-and-answer session where the local community can let their voices be heard. Community input will help shape future workforce development & digital equity plans within the state of North Carolina.
To complete the survey in advance visit https://www.surveys.online/jfe/form/SV_8CSi4NeCxPZonFc?Q_CHL=qr