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Regional Rural Broadband Forum a Great Success


The Rural Maryland Council (RMC) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) partnered together to host a Regional Rural Broadband Forum on Wednesday May 24, 2017 at the Governor Calvert House in Annapolis, Maryland. Internet access is becoming an important aspect of rural life and a top priority for many rural residents.

Broadband service can also attract investment and help local economies.  A high speed internet connection can mean online sales for small businesses, education opportunities for students, special healthcare for patients, and increased efficiency for agriculture producers.   Rural areas are challenged now more than ever with providing widespread access to reliable high speed internet.

The forum was designed to connect those working together to expand broadband service. Knowledgeable speakers and engaging breakout sessions inspired others to improve rural broadband access across our region.

Let us know your opinions about the forum by taking the 2017 Regional Rural Broadband Forum Survey and evaluating the forum’s sessions.

Many thanks to our speakers for filling the day with wonderful presentations, lively conversations, and for sharing their PowerPoint presentations with us. View their presentations here.