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CMC: Bridging the Digital Divide

January 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

“In the early 1930s, only about 10% of rural citizens had electricity, about 90% of urban citizens already had it…By 1939, 417 cooperatives helped bring electricity to 25% of rural households. By 1945, nine out of 10 farms had electricity…The problem of rural electricity has often been compared to the problem of rural broadband of today. The question of rural broadband, experts say, is an economic one. Building infrastructure costs money. Providing service to lower-population areas is another financial challenge”, this according to a Farm and Dairy article from April 2020. Our panel will discuss what is being done today to speed the connection of rural communities to internet access, which is so important for today’s students and their families working from home.

Featuring Doug Miller, Vice President, Statewide Services, Ohio Electric Cooperatives, Misty Crosby, Executive Director, Buckeye Hills Regional Council, with host Ceili Doyle, journalist, The Columbus Dispatch.

For this discussion on January 13, limited live audience seating is not available.

You can still join us on YouTube to view and participate in the community conversation during this livestream event. When you register, you can submit questions in advance.

The livestream forum is FREE to view but we encourage you to register to support CMC by purchasing a virtual seat – special donate buttons are available when you register!

As a nonprofit mission-driven organization, CMC is livestreaming  Wednesday forums via YouTube, free of charge so that everyone can access this important information. In the spirit of our mission, we believe that conversation is essential to help our community stay strong and stay connected during the health crisis!

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January 13
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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