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Public Input Sought on How to Bring Broadband to All Americans

I received this announcement today from both Beth Noveck and Greg Nelson…  Please share widely!

Kudos to the FCC for finding innovative ways to engage the public in an on-going dialogue about a National Broadband Plan to bring broadband to all Americans.  I attended this morning’s opening workshop – the first of more than 20 such workshops at the FCC.  If you weren’t there live, you could have watched it on the web or participated in Second Life.  And if you missed it, you can join in the Open Government Broadband Brainstorm at http://fcc-opengov.ideascale.com/ where the FCC is seeking examples from you and your communities about how broadband is being used to achieve a host of national priorities.

Today’s opening workshop was on open government and civic engagement.  The FCC and the Administration want your ideas on innovative ways to use broadband to more effectively interact with the government on issues you care about.  And if you have broadband examples you can share on education, energy, healthcare, or in areas not thought of before, the Broadband Brainstorm has a place to suggest broadband examples on all these topics.  You can discuss the examples that are submitted and vote on the best ones which will then rise to the top. It should be fun to watch, participate, and learn as the brainstorm stays open and develops throughout the course of the workshops.

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Sandy Heierbacher
Sandy Heierbacher co-founded the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) with Andy Fluke in 2002, with the 60 volunteers and 50 organizations who worked together to plan NCDD’s first national conference. She served as NCDD's Executive Director between 2002 and 2018. Click here for a list of articles and resources authored by Sandy.

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