Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Sign Up for Webinar on Rural Broadband

05/21/2010

For those of you who are interested in broadband, we know where you'll want to be Monday afternoon between 2 and 3 pm EDT.

The National Rural Assembly is holding a webinar entitled: "Broadband Regulation: What Title II Reclassification Means to Rural America." This is in reference to the maneuvering now underway in response to a recent federal court decision that has restricted the Federal Communications Commission's control over the Internet. The FCC is now trying to reassert its control over broadband. Placing broadband under Title II of the Communications Act would "give the Commission direct authority over entitites providing 'telecommunication services,'" according to FCC chairman Julius Genachowski. 

The webinar will tell you what all this means for rural communities. The session will be led by Matt Wood, associate director of the Media Access Project; Amalia Deloney, coordinator for Media Action Grassroots Network; and Wally Bowen, executive director of Mountain Area Information Network (and former Yonder contributor).

It's free. So sign up right here.