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One-Day Broadband Bootcamps
Registration and Refreshments: 9:00am-9:30am
Program: 9:30am to 4:30pm (includes lunch)
Southern Bootcamp: Wednesday, June 28
Location: Doña Ana Community College
1700 O-Hara Road Anthony, New Mexico 88021
Southern Bootcamp Slide Deck from ILSR
Northern Bootcamp: Thursday, June 29
Location: Pueblo of Tesuque Tribal Administration Building
20 TP 828 Santa Fe, NM 87506
Northern Bootcamp Slide Deck from ILSR
Community broadband planning and coordinating digital inclusion ecosystems is complicated work. This one-day broadband bootcamp is designed to help local governments, elected officials, nonprofits, foundations, and digital equity advocates orient themselves and develop a better understanding of the broadband landscape in order to support collective development of effective solutions. The program is aimed at helping participants understand broadband and digital equity basics, identify local needs, evaluate options, and chart an achievable path to their goals. From leveraging existing assets, to financing, to partnerships, to evaluating available models for success, this program is designed to demystify every step of the process.
Attendance is free, but submission and acceptance of an application is required prior to the event. Space is limited and priority will be given to local community members and small local teams eager to learn together, mobilizing locally for connectivity, and/or building a community coalition.
If you are unable to access the online application form, please reach out to us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Agenda Draft (subject to change)
Facilitated by Chris Mitchell and the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR)
9:00 a.m. Registration, refreshements, and breakfast
9:30 a.m. Intro and Welcome
10:00 a.m. Broadband Basics and Digital Equity
What is the Internet?
12:45 p.m. How to work locally for better Internet access
2:45 p.m. Bio break
3:00 p.m. Funding opportunities and More