Engaging Stakeholders, the First Step to Creating a Digitally Inclusive Community
A webinar exploring the Broadband Rhode Island digital inclusion stakeholder engagement process with representatives from multiple sectors.
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WebJunction.org is proud to be hosting an engaging discussion of Rhode Island’s digital inclusion stakeholder engagement process. We’ll discuss why Broadband Rhode Island (BBRI) decided it was important to create a process of engaging stakeholders in order to discuss technology access and use. Key collaborators will explain their involvement, how various sectors were engaged, the impact of NTIA funded projects upon the stakeholder engagement process, and how policy recommendations were created and prioritized.
Target audience: Local or state leaders (libraries, community-based organizations, government, business) interested in building digitally inclusive 21st century communities.
- Stuart Freiman, Broadband Program Director at Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation
- Howard Boksenbaum, Chief Library Officer for Rhode Island
- Pam Christman, Director of User Support Services at Rhode Island College former Chief Operation Officer at OSHEAN
- Anne Neville, Director, State Broadband Initiative, NTIA
Moderator: Angela Siefer, Digital Inclusion Program Manager at OCLC.
Start time: 1:00 Eastern / 10:00 Pacific
Tweet: #wjwebinar and #digitalinclusion
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- Poll of attendees at beginning of webinar:
- On WebJunction, Digital Inclusion and Building Digital Communities: Pilot
- Engage Stakeholders BBRI Case Study (pdf)
- IMLS: Building Digital Communities Framework
- The National Broadband Plan
- New Commons
- Broadband RI http://broadband.ri.gov
- BBRI policy white paper: http://broadband.ri.gov/policy
- Broadband mapping project helped to engage stakeholders including mayors, city planners, etc.
- BBRI one-pager: http://broadband.ri.gov/overview
- BBRI digital literacy training portal: http://literacy.broadband.ri.gov/
- BBRI Public Forum Video
- Broadband Policy for Rhode Island (pdf)
- NTIA funded regional and local technology planning in many states :
- Connect2Compete EveryoneOn.org campaign and DigitalLearn.org
- BBRI ran its own Connect 2 Compete pilot last year: http://broadband.ri.gov/tech
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