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High-Speed Broadband Infrastructure: A Toolbox for Municipalities

8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Legislative Office Building
300 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT

This conference is geared to inform municipal officials and other public officials about various models that can be used to create high-speed Internet access networks. Discussions will focus on public-private partnerships that incent private investments in municipally-owned fiber networks to enable innovations in areas such as health care, education, business development and jobs creation, and public safety.

Opening remarks by Connecticut’s Consumer Counsel, Elin Katz and Susan Crawford of Team Fiber, Harvard Law School (invited). Additional sessions include:

The State of Connecticut’s Fiber Networks… And How Does CEN Fit In?

  • Andrew Afflerbach, CTC Technologies
  • Elliot Ginsberg, CCAT

Public-Private Partnership Models for Developing High-Speed Broadband Infrastructure: Opportunities and Challenges

  • Moderated by Senator Beth Bye
  • Joanne Hovis, CTC Technologies
  • Jim Baller, Baller Herbst

Municipal Officials Respond: What are the Next Steps?

  • Moderated by DECD Commissioner Catherine Smith
  • Mayor Toni Harp, New Haven
  • Mayor Luke Bronin, Hartford
  • Deputy Mayor Shari Cantor, West Hartford
  • Selectwoman Jessica Fowler, Sharon

Now What? How to Move Forward

  • Connecticut State Comptroller Kevin Lembo
  • Connecticut Consumer Council Elin Katz

Can You Just Tell Me This? Talk to the Experts
Roundtable Discussion with Andrew Afflerbach, Joanne Hovis, Jim Baller, Elliot Ginsberg, and Bruce Carlson, President and CEO of the Connecticut Technology Council; and the audience.

Space is limited; pre-registration required. 

Please register online to reserve your seat. 


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