The AEC will host a Broadband Summit on July 13-14, 2016 in the Arctic community of Barrow, Alaska. Join AEC Chair Tara Sweeney as she and other Arctic leaders explore transnational broadband strategy for the Arctic. The final agenda for the Arctic Broadband Summit is released: Arctic Broadband Summit FINAL Agenda
At a time of increasing focus on the Arctic, reliable high-speed communications technologies are becoming increasingly vital. Expanding broadband access and adoption is crucial for indigenous and local people living and doing business in some of the most remote areas on Earth.
Additionally, as broadband usage continues to skyrocket across the globe, communities without broadband access will become even more isolated from the world. Without effective and reliable connectivity, these communities will be deprived of economic, social, civic, and political engagement needed to survive in the 21st century.
Arctic topics will include the challenges of connectivity, the government’s role in, and commitment to, broadband development, and private investment opportunities.