Developments ARE taking place in our region, and rapidly enough that semi-annual updates are valuable - the issue of affordable broadband plays a critical role in our regional rural communities' education, health, and economic development. Come listen to those developments in reports based on the Southwestern Commission's consultant Phase I survey, local county broadband committee actions, and other important factors.
The time will be 3:30 to 5:00 pm, and there will be a time for audience questions and comments.
Fontana Regional Library, one of the anchor institutions for internet access in Jackson, Swain, and Macon counties, is committed (as one of our 5 long range strategies) to:
CONNECTIVITY -- Affordable broadband service to every home and business. We strive to keep the public informed of initiatives, opportunities, and barriers to connectivity in the region, and advocate for affordable “last mile” broadband connectivity for our service area.