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Connected New England: Local Solutions for Broadband Development

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Legislative Office Building

300 Capitol Avenue

Hartford, CT 06106

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Register now for Next Century Cities' upcoming regional broadband convening, Connected New England, hosted in partnership with the State of Connecticut Office of Consumer Counsel! This single-day event is free for government, academic, and nonprofit employees to attend, and will bring together broadband champions from federal, state, and local government, as well as community leaders and policy experts. Discussions will focus on the most pressing issues in broadband deployment in New England.

We will feature a mayors’ panel, successful models in broadband deployment, E-Rate and funding opportunities, 5G and small cells, as well as an update about the recent municipal gain ruling in Connecticut. Please find the event agenda here.

Some speakers will include:

  • Gigi Sohn, Distinguished Fellow, Georgetown Law Institute for Technology Law & Policy

  • Connecticut State Senator Beth Bye

  • Connecticut State Representative Josh Elliott

  • Mayor David Martin, Stamford, CT

  • Mayor Toni Harp, New Haven, CT

  • Mayor Marcia Leclerc, East Hartford, CT

  • Jessica Fowler, Selectwoman, Sharon, CT

  • Joe Rosenthal, Principle Attorney, State of Connecticut Office of Consumer Counsel

  • Josh Broder, CEO, Tilson

  • Garrett Brinker, Product Manager, Neighborly

  • Joanne Hovis, President, ctc technology & energy

  • Angela Stacy, VP, Marketing & Communications, SmartWorks Partners

  • Fletcher Kitridge, Founder and CEO, GWI

  • Aaron Bean, Operations Manager, Westfield Gas & Electric, Westfield, MA

  • Polly Gifford, President and Principal Consultant at Education Partners Solution, Inc.

  • Aaron Bean, Operations Manager at Westfield Gas and Electric, Westfield, MA

  • Tom Coverick, Managing Director, Keybanc Capital Markets

Please find more information here.


Sponsorship slots are still available! Sponsors make it possible for Next Century Cities to bring in great speakers and relevant broadband content for attendees. Learn more about sponsorship options here, and reach out to Cat Blake (cblake@nextcenturycities.org) for details on how you can partner with Next Century Cities to make the event a success.


We are not offering a group rate on hotel rooms, but we do recommend The Goodwin, Hilton Hartford, or Homewood Suites.

For more information about Connected New England, please email Cat Blake at cblake@nextcenturycities.org or Deb Socia at deb@nextcenturycities.org.

We look forward to seeing you at this important broadband discussion!

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