Broadband Connecting Nebraska Conference Oct. 1-2 in Kearney

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Sept. 25, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. — The 2014 Broadband Connecting Nebraska Conference Oct. 1-2 will give people a chance to share their success stories, as well as hear from experts about the latest developments in Internet technology.

The conference will be at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney.

Rod Armstrong, vice president of strategic partnerships for AIM, said the conference will cover topics of interest not only to IT professionals, but also to anyone who wants to increase their business's productivity through broadband technology.

"Whether you're looking for ways to improve your market using IT, looking to find your next qualified candidate for a job, or simply aiming to make your business run more efficiently," he said, "this conference will undoubtedly provide you with something that will positively affect the future of your business or company."

Topics include: "Moving to the Cloud: Things to Understand and Consider; Driving Community and Economic Growth Through Broadband; Cool Tools and Mobile Apps for Business; Security Do's and Don'ts; Developing the IT Pipeline; Remote Video and Sensing; and Broadband Availability and Affordability.

Keynote speakers will include:

– Daniel Sieberg, author of "The Digital Diet," technology correspondent, and senior marketing manager at Google, "Putting the Pieces Together: Making Sense of Transformational Technologies."

– Shane Farritor, professor of engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, "Maker Spaces: Driving Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship."

– Keith Adams, deputy director, USDA Rural Development Rural Utilities Service Program, "Smart Communities and Broadband."

– Gene Hand, Nebraska Public Service Commission, "E-Rate and Other Broadband Regulatory Changes.

– Anne Byers, Nebraska Information Technology Commission, "Moving Forward with the State Broadband Plan."

"The Statewide Conference provides an opportunity for community leaders and service providers to learn how other areas have increased broadband capacity," said Charlotte Narjes, special projects manager, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  "Successful efforts that increase access and adoption across Nebraska will be highlighted."

Registration is available at

This conference is offered as part of the Nebraska Broadband Initiative. This Broadband Mapping and Planning Initiative is funded through a grant to the Nebraska Public Service Commission by the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration and aims to increase broadband adoption and use. Project partners include the University of Nebraska, Nebraska Department of Economic Development, Nebraska Information Technology Commission, Nebraska Public Service Commission, and the AIM Institute.  For more information, check

Charlotte Narjes
Special Projects Manager

Dan Moser
IANR News Service

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