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Next Century City Hosts FCC Commissioner Clyburn, Republican Congressman Biggs, and Local Leaders at Broadband Summit in Arizona

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MESA, ARIZONA – Next Century Cities will host a regional broadband summit, Digital Southwest, in Mesa, Arizona from 9:00am to 5:00pm MST next Tuesday, April 18, 2017 in partnership with the City of Mesa.To watch the full event live, go to:

The Regional Broadband Summit will kick off at 9:00am MST with a keynote conversation from Federal Communications Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, facilitated by Next Century Cities Executive Director Deb Socia. At 12:30pm MST, Congressman Andy Biggs (AZ-05) and Mesa, Arizona Mayor John Giles will come together for a conversation on broadband needs and examples of broadband success in the region.

The regional summit will also feature broadband champions from local government, community leaders from the Southwest, national policy experts, and federal government representatives from NTIA, Rural Utilities Service, and others.

From broadband financing to infrastructure development to smart cities, panelists will share a wealth of practical information that can help get more people online and able to tap into the opportunities that come from having high-quality internet access.


Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, Federal Communication Commission (FCC)
United States Representative Andy Biggs (AZ-05)
Mayor John Giles (Mesa, AZ)
Mayor Pro-Tem Bob Fife (Arvada, CO)
Other Federal, State, and Local Elected Officials
Leaders from the Nonprofit and Private Sectors
Full panelist list here

Digital Southwest: A Regional Broadband Summit
9:00am – 5:00pm MST/12:00pm – 8:00pm EDT
April 18, 2017
Mesa Convention Center
263 N Center Street
Mesa, AZ 85201


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