A series of Broadband Technology Fairs is scheduled across the state in March and early April.
The theme highlights "The Power of Business – What's Next" as experts will focus on how businesses can adapt and use online applications successfully in their operations. The events are part of the Broadband Initiative that is expanding efforts to help businesses across the state harness the power of broadband technology for successful operations.
"Entrepreneurs everywhere need to understand how broadband and technology applications can help them be more efficient and potentially reach a new audience," says Connie Hancock, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension educator. "These technology fairs are a hands-on approach to learning about online tools and how to protect our business information as well as our customers."
The sessions will offer the latest information on broadband technology tools and techniques with experts from UNL and the Nebraska Public Service Commission.
Featured presenters will discuss remote video for security and monitoring, cloud technology, information security and mobile technology.
Attendance is free and the approximately three-hour fairs are open to all.
"We are focusing on providing information that will be valuable and immediately useful to small businesses and entrepreneurs," Hancock adds.
Details on times and locations will be posted at broadband.nebraska.gov.
"The fairs are set for:
March 11, Atkinson
March 12, North Platte
March 13, McCook
March 25, Norfolk
March 26, Seward
March 27, Grand Island
April 2, Sidney
April 3, Alliance
These events are 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.