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Maine Broadband Summit 2.0 - Event to Stream Live
February 27, 2012
Maine Broadband Summit 2.0 main sessions to stream live on March 1st, 10:00 EST. Click link for details.
10:00 - 10:45 Maine's Broadband Revolution The adoption and use of broadband is critical to Maine's rural and regional growth. How might the new changes in the federal universal service fund and state telecommunications regulations impact broadband adoption on all levels? What can infrastructure bring to the table? This session lays the foundation for discussions throughout the day.
Presented by: Phil Lindley, Executive Director, ConnectME Authority, Susan Corbett, CEO, Axiom Technologies, Tom Welch, Chairman, Maine PUC, and Fletcher Kittredge, CEO, GWI
11:00 - 11:45 Educations Role in Broadband Availability and Adoption Education is the central pillar to broadband adoption and growth. Maine is building a robust outreach program from one to one beginner level assistance to the GigU powered by 37 universities and their host communities. This session will focus on new directions, applications and programs happening now, to benefit our rural and urban citizens.
Presented by Bob McIntire, Adult Education Team, Dept. of Education, Jeff Letourneau, Exec. Director, Networkmaine, and Janet McKenney, Director of Library Development, Maine State Library,Shannon Packard, RN, MSN, Simulation Lab Coordinator, CMMC
1:45 - 2:30 Economic Development and Innovation Why is broadband critical to rural communities? What best practices exist for economic models and modeling? How is innovation being fueled through broadband? This session will discuss the public-private partnership between municipalities and providers with funding and use of broadband as a focus. Presented by Josh Broder, President, Tilson Technology, Melinda Poore, VP of Government Relations, Time Warner Cable, Deb Neuman, Deputy Commissioner at DECD, Tom Murray, Manager of State Govt. Affairs, TDS, and Mike Reed, President, FairPoint Communications
2:45 - 3:30 Health Information Technology Real life experiences in implementing Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems and the exchange of health care data and results and telehealth:the advantages and challenges, and opportunities for improved efficiency and health care outcomes. The session will begin with the big picture view of Maine's Health Information Technology initiative including federal and State policies and available funding , to a local provider leveraging a ConnectME Authority grant and then to the hands on implementation of utilizing the technologies.
Presented by Dawn Gallagher, Social Service Program Manager, DHHS, Mary McCarthy, Manager of Tele-Medicine, EMMC,and Ralph Johnson, CIO, Franklin Community Health Network
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- Email: Connect.ME@maine.gov