The 2015 N.C. Rural Assembly welcomed nearly 400 people to the Triangle in late September for two days of in-depth discussions on the future of rural broadband and what it means for North Carolina's economy.
While it is true that there is much to be done to improve broadband access, there have been a number of innovative successes, and resources and assistance are available to help communities improve their digital infrastructure.
Watch the rousing Assembly keynote speech, delivered by Jonathan Chambers, chief of the office of strategic policy and analysis for the Federal Communications Commission:
(video courtesy Pink Hill Preservation)
The day after the Assembly, Congressman G.K. Butterfield honored Howard Jones, our 2015 Rural Leader of the Year, on the floor of the U.S. House. Watch the video:
Thanks to our Assembly sponsors!
North Carolina's Electric Cooperatives
Appalachian Regional Commission
AT&T of North Carolina
RagApple Lassie Vineyards
N.C. Association of County Commissioners
N.C. Community College System
N.C. Farm Bureau