Broadband
Broadband

The Importance of Broadband in Building Smart Communities

May 18, 2017 2:00PM
National City-County Leadership Center
660 North Capitol Street, NW
Details

This event hosted by the National League of Cities, National Association of Counties, and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration and is an Infrastructure Week event. This event is sponsored by:

Crown Castle

Speakers

Featured speakers include: 

  • Jean Rice (moderator), Broadband Development Officer, BroadbandUSA, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
  • Dr. Brenda Bannan, George Mason University
  • Josh Breitbart, Senior Advisor for Broadband, New York City
  • The Honorable David Luna, Vice Mayor, Mesa, Arizona
  • The Honorable Hans Riemer, Council Vice President, Montgomery County, Maryland

Talk of “smart cities” seems ubiquitous these days, plus communities are experiencing pressure to prepare for a future that promises autonomous vehicles and fully connected infrastructure. Broadband is critical to the success of these new and forthcoming technological innovations. Participate in this session to better understand the kinds of broadband infrastructure needed for smart cities, and learn how communities can plan for smart infrastructure development.