FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski Visits Nebraska May 18th To Tour Job-Creating Small Business Made Possible By High-Speed Internet
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FCC CHAIRMAN JULIUS GENACHOWSKI VISITS NEBRASKA MAY 18TH TO TOUR
JOB-CREATING SMALL BUSINESS MADE POSSIBLE BY HIGH-SPEED INTERNET
Will Participate in Public Forum Aimed at Creating Jobs & Opportunity in Rural America
through `Universal Service Fund' Reform
(Washington, D.C) FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski will make multiple stops in Nebraska on May
18th to shine a spotlight on the urgent need to bring the job-creating benefits of broadband to rural
America through critical `Universal Service Fund' reform. Over 300,000 Nebraskans are currently
denied access to better health-care, education and jobs made possible by broadband internet service.
That's more than double the national average. (18% unserved in Nebraska vs. 5-10 % unserved
FCC Chairman Genachowski will tour small businesses that have flourished as a result of broadband
access. He will then meet individually with families and residents in neighboring areas that have no
broadband access at all. Finally, he will participate in an open workshop to collaborate with state-level
colleagues as part of an ongoing effort to bring the benefits of broadband to every American and close
the rural-rural digital divide. Chairman Genachowski will be joined at the workshop by FCC
Commissioners Michael Copps and Mignon Clyburn.
In addition, Chairman Genachowski will be joined by Congressman Lee Terry throughout the day.
PUBLIC SCHEDULE OF FCC CHAIRMAN GENACHOWSKI: OPEN PRESS EVENTS*** all times local ***
WEDNESDAY MAY 18TH11:15 AM
Chairman Genachowski, Rep. Terry arrive in Diller to tour Diller Telecom and Blue
Valley Meats. Meet at
Diller Community Center, 503 Commercial St., Diller1:30PM
Chairman Genachowski, Rep. Terry meet with residents of the Liberty area to discuss
their desire for high-speed internet access through broadband.
Liberty Legion, 407
Chairman Genachowski participates in live and online Public Forum on Broadband
Access. The Chairman and Rep. Terry will deliver remarks
Thompson Center, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 6705 Dodge St., Omaha
PARTICIPATE IN THE PUBLIC FORUM ONLINE:
EMAIL QUESTIONS TO THE WORKSHOP MODERATOR:USFICCReform@fcc.gov.
TWITTER QUESTIONS:tweet @FCC or use #FCClive
The full agenda is available at http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-306412A1.pdf