Santa Monica’s Community Broadband Manager to Speak on Broadband Innovations at NW Regional Broadband Summit in Seattle on March 21

March 15, 2016 4:23 PM

SANTA MONICA, CA – Gary Carter, Community Broadband Manager for the City of Santa Monica will participate in Digital Northwest: A Summit for Regional Broadband Leaders next Monday, March 21 in Seattle, Washington. He will share the success of Santa Monica’s broadband initiative, CityNet, in ensuring better access to high-quality broadband for businesses and residents.

“There is an increased effort among local governments to formally share strategies and information on municipal broadband networks,” said Carter. “With the internet playing an increasingly important role in our lives, cities are leading efforts to redefine broadband standards on behalf of their communities.”

The Digital Northwest Summit follows CityNet’s participation in the 2016 SXSW conference, offering municipal broadband launch strategies during a panel on Big City Broadband: Today’s Most Important Utility.  

Digital Northwest will be broadcast live online from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. PST on Monday, March 21 at A full agenda can be found here.

The Digital Northwest Regional Summit is co-hosted by Next Century Cities, a non-profit membership organization of 129 communities, including Santa Monica, and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) of the federal Department of Commerce. The Summit, which 250 people are expected to attend, will discuss real-world broadband successes and lessons learned in the Northwest United States.


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