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Municipal Broadband Networks: Do the Risks Outweigh the Benefits

September 24, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm UTC+0

Digital Policy Institute (DPI) to Host Webinar Discussion on Municipal Broadband Networks

Wednesday, September 24, 1:00 PM EST

The Digital Policy Institute (DPI), an interdisciplinary research organization based at Ball State University, will host a webinar titled “MUNICIPAL BROADBAND NETWORKS: DO THE RISKS OUTWEIGH THE BENEFITS?” on Wednesday, September 24 at 1:00 PM EST.

The webinar will feature distinguished panelists to discuss the ongoing debate – at the FCC in Washington and in cities and towns across the nation – over municipalities operating broadband systems.  What’s worked?  What hasn’t?  What are the economic, legal and policy considerations that surround the debate?


  • Michael Santorelli – Director, Advanced Communications Law and Policy Institute, New York Law School
  • Randolph May – President, Free State Foundation
  • David Merritt – Former City Council Member, Glenwood Springs, CO
  • Moderator: Barry Umansky, J.D. – Senior Fellow and Senior Policy Counsel at the Digital Policy Institute and Professor of Telecommunications at Ball State University

WHEN: Wednesday, September 24, 1:00 PM EST

WHERE: Register for the webinar here. A link to the webinar will be available upon registration confirmation and will go live prior to the webinar start time.

HASHTAG: #DPImunibroadband

For more information on the webinar, please contact: Barry Umansky at bdumansky@bsu.edu

About DPI

The Digital Policy Institute (DPI) was created in 2004, and serves as a catalyst for research and education on issues relevant to digital media. The purpose of the Institute is to study and provide policy guidance on the structure of, and competition within, electronic communications industries, as well as on issues relating to digital creation, storage, transmission, reception, consumption, and legal protection of information of various forms, including written, voice, data, still images, video, and computer graphics, in the 21st century.

For more information at DPI please visit: http://digitalpolicyinstitute.org/

Follow DPI on Twitter: @Digital_Policy


September 24, 2014
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm UTC+0
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