AnchorNETS: Conference & Exhibition
Date(s): November 16-17, 2015Location: Computer History Museum Mountain View, CA (15 minutes from San Jose International Airport)
Developed by the SHLB Coalition in collaboration with Interwork Media, AnchorNETS is an educational and networking event designed to bring policy, funding, partnership and other key information to the public leadership from schools, libraries, health facilities – and the private sector as well, including network operators, communications carriers, technology vendors and professional services firms. View the event's website and register now!
Access to competitive high-speed IP telecommunication networks and the Internet is becoming essential for America’s anchor institutions, businesses and individual citizens. According to the FCC’s National Broadband Plan, anchor institutions need affordable access to broadband of at least 1 gigabit per second in every community in the country.
Schools and libraries are natural allies in expanding access to broadband in urban and rural America. Anchor institutions stand ready to further leverage broadband infrastructure to empower and engage communities to support education, entrepreneurship, health and wellness, and more.
For rural health care, broadband access can literally be a matter of life and death. Broadband offers the opportunity for health care providers to expand their reach into rural America, transmit information between providers, connect healthcare professionals with opportunities for continuing education, and ensure patients have access to quality local health care.
Content and Education to Include:
- Funding Policy & Programs: Creating the Right Incentives for Adoption by All
- Information, and practical guidelines to access funding, from Federal, State and Local government sources
- Networking : Drive Fiber Deeper into the Network and Leveraging Next Gen Wireless Technology
- Community Engagement: Practices, Programs, People and more
- Applications & Services: The development of applications that make progress in health care, education, public safety, and energy, and more.