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Broadband Breakfast Live Online on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 — Champions of Broadband: Don Means

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Broadband Breakfast Live Online on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 — Champions of Broadband: Don Means

  • Our guest Don Means, Director, Gigabit Libraries Network, will speak about the role he has played as a grass-roots activist, a broadband consultant, and an advocate for the role that libraries play in closing the digital divide.
    • Don Means is principal investigator for a grant, from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, enabling libraries to explore deploying their own community-scale wireless networks.  These secondary networks support new neighborhood public access stations and serve community inclusion and resilience goals. Since March, Means has hosted a 20 part series as Libraries in Response around the question, “What is a Library if the Building is Closed?” In 2013, Means created the Libraries White Space Project to advocate library leadership in utilizing public spectrum; the project is an initiative of the Gigabit Libraries Network, a project of Mean’s Sausalito, Calif.-based consultancy, Digital Village Associates. Means is founding chairman of the Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition, launched in 2009 as a Washington-based advocacy organization promoting government policies and programs to assure gigabit fiber to libraries and other community anchor institutions.
  • Drew Clark (moderator), Editor and Publisher, Broadband Breakfast 

Broadband Breakfast's Champions of Broadband series features conversations with industry leaders who have devoted their careers to helping ensure better broadband and better lives for individuals across the country.

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