OneWebDay Discussion of Broadband in Philadelphia

Posted by on September 21, 2009

Broadband experts address Philadelphia’s digital future

On September 22nd, Philadelphia residents will have an opportunity to participate in a discussion about the future of local broadband access during a policy panel sponsored by the Media Mobilizing Project.

The event is being held at the University of the Arts as part of Philadelphia’s inaugural OneWebDay celebration. The panel is the latest in a series of public events meant to encourage dialogue about the Nutter administration’s promise to expand affordable and reliable Internet access to all Philadelphians.

Confirmed panelists include Allen Frank, chief information officer for the city of Philadelphia; City Councilman Bill Green, vice chair of the Technology Committee; Todd Wolfson, co-founder of the Media Mobilizing Project; and Derek Pew, chair of Boathouse Communication Partners.

The event will take place at 7pm at 320 South Broad Street in the Connelly Auditorium.   In addition to the broadband policy panel, local OneWebDay activities will include a week of volunteer technology service in Philadelphia Housing Authority developments. The initiative is intended to encourage long-term volunteerism by technologists. For more information, click here.

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