Friday, April 11, 2014

Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Public Hearing, "Libraries and Broadband: Urgency and Impact"

On Thursday, April 17th at 9:30 a.m. EDT, the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) will hold a public hearing, “Libraries and Broadband: Urgency and Impact,” to examine the need for high-speed broadband in America’s libraries. FCC Chairman Thomas Wheeler will make opening remarks, and expert panelists from across the library, technology, and public policy spectrum will explore the issue of high-speed broadband in America’s libraries. The hearing, which takes place during National Library Week (April 13-19, 2014), will also explore ideas for streamlining and increasing the efficiency of the E-rate program and the potential of library programs, leveraging high-speed connections, to drive education, community and economic development. 

You can also tune into the live stream on YouTube or Google+.

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