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What's the difference between broadband and internet?

And what's with all the work on utility poles theses days?

What are they doing and when will traffic improve?

We discuss answers to these questions, learn the basics about this "public utility" and begin to understand how access or lack of access impacts the health, livelihood and connections of women in our community.

June 9th @ 5:30 pm

Rockland Public Library

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Women & Broadband:

The Push for Digital Equity

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Clara McCool

Greater Portland

Council of Governments

Christa Thorpe

The Island Institute

Susan Corbett

National Digital

Equity Center

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Dr. Sheryl Dacso

healthcare lawyer &

advocate of telehealth 

innovation

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Moderated by

BIOS

SUSAN CORBETT  

Preeminent authority and advocate for digital equity and digital inclusion, and works closely with economic development and rural organizations to promote broadband adoption, Founder and Executive Director of the National Digital Equity Center and the former CEO of Axiom Technologies. Axiom Education & Training Center.

CLARA MCCOOL 

Engages with and supports community-driven broadband planning to help foster regional coordination to maximize broadband solutions through the Greater Portland Council of Governments (GPCOG) and supports the coordination of Maine Broadband Coalition membership management, educational offerings, and program deployment..

CHRISTA THORPE

Community Development Officer at the Island Institute. Christa serves as the project lead of the Broadband team, helping to support Maine’s island and coastal communities in achieving equitable, high-speed internet connectivity

SHERYL DACSO

Board certified healthcare lawyer at Seyfarth Shaw, LLP; Professor of Public Health at UT Graduate School of Public Health and an authority on Digital Health.