The Department of Commerce and the Washington-based One Global Economy are inviting interested government agencies, educational institutions, grant writers, and private non-profit organizations to the CNMI Broadband Mapping presentation next week.
The following are next week’s confirmed scheduled presentation:
- Rota: Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, 9am at the Mayor’s Conference Room, Office of the Mayor
- Tinian: Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, 1:30pm at the Tinian Public Library,
- Saipan: Thursday, Sept. 27, 9am at the Multi-Purpose Center in Susupe.
As the National Broadband Mapping Project comes to a close, One Economy Corp. representatives will be visiting the CNMI to round up this 18-month long project.
“As you know, CNMI government agencies, together with One Global Economy, have spent these months reaching out to the CNMI community, via surveys, town halls, and online speed tests, to collect data regarding their broadband Internet experience,” said Dan Calarco of One Global Economy. “This information will be used to build an online digital map of the broadband reach throughout the U.S. and its territories.”
Part of this outreach has included meetings with government agencies and key directors. “Now that the project is ending, we’d like to once more present our findings, and use one last opportunity to reach out and make sure that the project closes with as much current data and feedback as possible,” said Colin Richardson of One Global Economy.
One Global Economy is preparing its final digital inclusion blueprint and seeks the public's input. “Specifically, One Economy would like to tailor its final report to include data and statistics on computers, Internet, and information technology that will be useful to CNMI agencies and non-profit organizations so that the data can be used in those organizations’ applications for federal grant funding,” said Calarco.