Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Great local opportunity to learn about technology & community development

Two public showcase events are coming up in mid-September to spread the word and update the community about the UC2B project.

Per the UC2B website: UC2B is an intergovernmental consortium of the University of Illinois and the cities of Urbana and Champaign dedicated to building and operating an open-access fiber-optic broadband network throughout the Champaign-Urbana area. (Learn more about UC2B: )

I encourage planners to attend one of the events to learn about the role of technology in communities and what local efforts are underway to implement broadband infrastructure.

UC2B Public Showcase
Free and open to the public
Music, food and prizes

Thurs. Sept. 15 6:00PM
at Siebel Center, 201 N. Goodwin, Urbana, Room 1404
Seaboat chicken and fish will be provided
RSVP on Facebook


Sat. Sept. 17 10:00AM
at Digital Computer Lab, 1304 W. Springfield, U., Room 1320
A hot breakfast will be provided
RSVP on Facebook

Join us for a hands-on demonstration of the fiber-optic network that will power fast connectivity
for schools, community organizations, homes and businesses in Champaign-Urbana. The
UC2B fiber-optic broadband network has received a 10 times speed boost since its inception
two years ago. The new gigabit electronics equipment that is coming to Champaign-Urbana
will be unveiled during a live demo.

Find out whether your school, workplace or home is eligible.
Learn how fast broadband is changing our community.
Join the movement.

** Save The Date: Thurs. Sept. 15 6:00PM or Sat. Sept. 17 10:00AM **

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