A lack of access to high-speed broadband affects communities of every size in North Carolina, and the League invites you to learn the fundamentals about community-led broadband. Join NCLM Legislative Counsel Erin Wynia on Thursday, May 10, at 10 a.m., for the Community-Led Broadband Basics webinar. The webinar will include highlights of the League’s new broadband report: key terms, explanations of technology, broadband public-private parnterships, the state's legal landscape, and tips on how to bring broadband networks to your community. Register in advance. Instructions for joining the webinar will be included in your registration confirmation.
Of all the political, economic and cultural concerns of today, the “urban-rural divide” is no slouch. But sometimes it’s oversimplified, devoid of nuance, or turned into an adversarial narrative (i.e. “urban vs. rural”), instead of carefully analyzed for greater-good fixes. On this episode of Municipal Equation -- the League's biweekly podcast about cities and towns in the face of change -- we delve into a recent report that pulls apart that narrative and gives us a different way of looking at this “divide,” and shows us how urban and rural may be more linked than one might think. Christiana McFarland of the National League of Cities joins us.
New to the podcast? The latest episode is a great place to start, but we have heaping topics in our bank of past episodes: broadband; police recruitment; public outreach; generational change; the sharing economy; driverless cars; craft beer; creative economic development; and many more. Have an idea for an episode? Or feedback on one we've already done? Reach out to host/producer Ben Brown.