Tuesdays at APA
Join APA in Washington, D.C., each month for this after-work lecture and discussion series.
- Open to APA members and nonmembers
- Held at APA's Washington, D.C., office: 1030 15th St. NW, Suite 750 West
- Given by practicing planners, researchers, and professionals from allied fields
- Focused on innovative ideas and concepts, or project presentations
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Cool & Connected: Bridging the Broadband Gap
July 25, 2017 | 5:30 p.m. ET
Many rural communities are actively seeking new opportunities to drive economic growth but are restrained by inadequate broadband access. Businesses need fast and reliable connection speeds to process payments and orders, participate in online commerce, and stay competitive in an increasingly tech-oriented economy. Anchor institutions such as schools and hospitals are unable to move and manage information quickly and provide public services as efficiently as possible. Helping small communities bridge the broadband gap is critical to strengthening rural America's economy.
To help rural communities get up to speed, Smart Growth America is working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Appalachian Regional Commission on Cool & Connected, a technical assistance program to help rural communities find new economic opportunities by providing planning assistance for sustainable downtown development and investments in reliable, high-speed internet access.
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