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Broadband Basics for Public Libraries

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Webinar Description

Wish you knew more about the basics of broadband, but you don't know who to ask? This beginner level webinar will introduce you to terms, tools, and concepts that will help increase your understanding.

Topics will include:

  • What is the difference between the various types of broadband connections?
  • What do Mbps and Kbps really mean?
  • How much speed does your library need?
  • What's the difference between download and upload speeds? Why does it matter?
  • How can I learn more about broadband?
  • How can I talk to others about the need for broadband at the library?
  • Plus, lots of time for questions from participants

This webinar is part of a series of webinars exploring the Edge Initiative Benchmarks.

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Speaker Information

Kieran Hixon is passionate about rural libraries. His focus has been on open-source software and low-cost tech solutions for small, rural libraries. He is excited to be an errant librarian on the edges of the digital divide. He is known for his high energy and humor, and isn't sure if it is a good thing or a bad thing. He lives on forty acres with 7 adults, 1 child, 7 dogs, 9 chickens, 2 turkeys and myriad feral cats.

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