“Fiber to the Library”: Next-Generation Broadband for Next-Generation Libraries

Thursday, May 21, 2009 -
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
ITIF (Past Location)
1250 Eye Street, NW 2
Washington, DC, DC 20005
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As the Obama administration considers how to invest the $7.2 billion in stimulus funding for broadband and as it develops a national broadband plan, key decisions will have to be made regarding how to invest scarce funds. The only funds explicitly allocated in the bill are to “expand capacity” at public libraries and other “public computing centers.”

Please join ITIF to discuss how “Fiber to the Library” (FTTL), as a national spearhead deployment project, could quickly deliver access to next-generation broadband. Is FTTL the biggest broadband bang for the stimulus buck? Don Means, originator of the 2-year-old FTTL campaign to provide next-generation broadband to every library, will present his proposal.

Robert D. Atkinson
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Don Means
Co-founder and Principle
Digital Village Associates
John Windhausen Jr.