Midwest States Tackle Broadband

The Midwestern Higher Education Compact hosts a webinar to learn how various Midwest states and cities are addressing the broadband needs in their communities with innovation. As a result of COVID-19, many states and institutions scrambled to go online, and to ensure that their students had broadband access to educational resources in not only rural communities but as well as urban areas. Our speakers will share a variety of solutions: addressing the needs via legislation, through community outreach and partnerships, and through using data to drive partnerships to support those with the greatest needs.

Guest presenters were: Rep. Rick Carfagna (OH); Dr. Marshall Stewart, vice chancellor for MU Extension and Engagement and chief engagement officer at the University of Missouri System; Mr. Duane Schell, chief technology officer for the North Dakota Information Technology Department; Mr. Adrian Segura, deputy chief of Family and Community Engagement in Education (FACE) for Chicago Public Schools