Speaking of internet access…
…on Monday, the Council of Governments is presenting a forum on broadband access throughout the Washington region. This day long event will educate and discuss the issues and benefits of municipalities sponsoring or participating in developing this service.
Regional broadband would be a service available to every household at a tiered cost based on the level of service. This cost could be far less than that of dialup, cable or DSL once implemented because it would be looked on as a service to residents. It also would provide the ability to access the internet where ever you are, similar to what you do with your cell phone now. This has great implications for our community as we constantly struggle to bridge the ever widening digital divide. This forum is designed to discuss the impact of such an action.
A number of regional leaders will be there discussing their plans and goals in this arena and this could provide information on future contracts and business opportunities. Free lunch but you have to register.
For more information follow this link and then register to attend. http://www.mwcog.org/news/press/detail.asp?NEWS_ID=229
What: Regional Broadband Forum
Where: COG Board Room, 777 North Capitol St, NE, When: October 30, 2006
9:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m.