First KC regional Gigabit City Summit slated for Tuesday

It may have been a few years since Google announced that Kansas City would become the first in the country to receive Google Fiber, but local community leaders are still trying to figure out the best ways to harness its power.

It may have been a few years since Google announced that Kansas City would become the first in the country to receive Google Fiber, but local community leaders are still trying to figure out the best ways to harness its power.

Hosted by KC Digital Drive, the first Kansas City Region Gigabit City Summit will bring together everyone from mayors and city managers to economic development officials and community leaders to discuss how KC can fully take advantage of its Gigabit connectivity.

The event is July 29 from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at UMKC’s Bloch Executive Hall. Speakers and panelists include Kari Keefe of Mozilla, Michael Liimatta of Connecting for Good and Maria Meyers of KC SourceLink, to name a few.

The original Gigabit City Summit was held in 2012 as the first in a 12-part series of teleconferences about how high-speed connectivity could be used to improve a vast array of areas of life in Kansas City.

 

Interested in attending? Tickets cost $95 and are available online through Tuesday.

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