The pandemic brought new attention, immediacy and action to the issue of broadband in ways not previously seen. With its necessity on full display, citizens called for its expansion and governors proposed record investments in its infrastructure. Though state CIOs differ in their formal involvement with, and oversight of, broadband implementation, all know it’s importance to the services they provide and to their state’s citizens. This session explores how state CIOs, regardless of governance structure, support broadband efforts and their projections of what broadband looks like in the future.
Session from the NASCIO 2021 Midyear Conference.
Moderator: Tom Curtin, Program Director, Infrastructure, National Governors Association
Panel: Tarek Tomes, CIO & Commissioner, Minnesota |Tony Neal-Graves, CIO, Colorado | Scott Adams, Deputy Director for Broadband and Digital Literacy, California