NC Hearts Gigabit An

Interactive Idea Exchange

Check out the speakers

and panel sessions

LEARN

 Interactive Idea

Exchange Agenda

LEARN

What steps do North Carolina communities need to take now to grow more digitally connected and economically resilient? NC Broadband Matters, a nonprofit formed in 2017, sought to answer this essential question through the inaugural NC Hearts Gigabit Interactive, held April 20, 2018 at the North Carolina Rural Center. This inaugural conference featured inspiring community broadband network deployment success stories from around the state: how to build it, finance it and use it to deepen local cultures of connectivity and productivity for the 21st century. Attendees benefited from hearing a playbook of actionable steps they could take back to advance their own local broadband and economic development agendas. We invite you to join our technology neutral and vendor agnostic advocacy platform as we continue to work to attract and support universally available, affordable, reliable, high-capacity internet to network resilient local economies across North Carolina.

Broadband success stories: How to Build It, Finance It, Use It

Revisit key insights from our panel of experts and community leader

on deepening local cultures of connectivity and productivity

Governor Roy Cooper provides opening remarks

Governor James B. Hunt and Jordna Barton (Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas)

MCNC's Mark Johnson moderates the Build It Panel with Adam Eisner (Ting), Alan Fitzpatrick (Open Broadband), Eric Cramer(Wilkes Comm.), Hunter Goosmann (ERC), and Jane Nickles (City of Greensboro)

Using It panelists Red Grasso (NC FirstNet) and Grant Goings (City of Wilson)

Using It panelists John Graham (NC Institute for Public Health),Terry Cox (TechWorks), and Matt Dunne (CORI)

Jeff Sural (NC Bio) moderates Finance It panel with Jordana Barton (Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas), Joanne Hovis (CLIC), Dan Gerlach (Golden Leaf Foundation), and Mark DeFalco (ARC)

NC Hearts Gigabit  An

Interactive Idea Exchange

 Interactive Idea

Exchange Agenda

Broadband success stories:

How to Build It, Finance It, Use It

Revisit key insights from our panel

of experts and community leaders

on deepening local cultures

of connectivity and productivity