This is a 90 minute audiotape of NC Broadband Matters May 18th Webinar featuring Erin Wynia, Chief Legislative Counsel at NC League of Municipalities, Brian Rathbone and Deb Watts from Broadband Catalysts, and Stephanie Jane Edwards from MCNC.  Erin provides a useful comparison of DSL to fiber technology,  a quick overview of the policies that inhibit NC municipalities from deploying this infrastructure themselves, and legislation NCLM is pursuing (including HB431) to improve those options. Brian covers weaknesses in the current FCC Form 477 broadband data  and how his firm is collecting alternative data. Deb Watts covers trends in telehealth and the level of the Homework Gap in North Carolina. Stephanie Jane reviews MCNC’s role in working with anchor institutions to identify new ways of reducing the state’s digital divide.