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Governor Invites State to Join in Broadband Discussion

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10/4/2012 

OFFICE OF GOVERNOR MATT MEAD
State Capitol
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Ph. (307) 777-7437


October 4, 2012


******FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE******

Contact:
Renny MacKay
Communications Director
renny.mackay@wyo.gov


Governor Invites State to Join in Broadband Discussion

CHEYENNE, Wyo. –  Governor Matt Mead looks forward to the Wyoming Broadband Summit, which will take place on October 23rd in Cheyenne. The summit is co-sponsored by U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis, the Wyoming Business Council, LINK Wyoming and the State of Wyoming. It will showcase how broadband contributes to a better future.

“Broadband access is part of the transformation of the economy. It is important to our education system, the way health care is delivered and how services are provided by government,” Governor Mead said. “I appreciate many people coming together in order for us to continue to build broadband access in Wyoming. The expansion of high-speed internet connections is essential for our citizens and businesses,  and for the growth of a tech sector here.”

The summit encourages participants to discuss best practices in broadband expansion, network with internet service industry professionals, meet leaders in the state, address broadband innovation and growth, and identify strategic actions to build a better broadband future.

“Better broadband access means a better competitive edge for Wyoming when it comes to attracting business or helping our current businesses grow. It is a digital world that we live and do business in and we can’t afford to be behind the curve. Broadband access is key to economic growth now and in the future,” said Business Council CEO Bob Jensen.  

The summit will take place at Little America in Cheyenne from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and there is no charge to attend. A tour of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the Microsoft data center site is available on October 22nd prior to the opening of the summit.

To register for the summit, visit http://www.wyomingdashboard.org/2012_summit.  For more information on summit registration, contact Troy Babbitt, Broadband Enterprise Architect at troy.babbitt@wyo.gov or 307-777-5648.

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