Hudson Institute and the Foundation for Rural Service are pleased to invite you to an Economic Summit on...
The Future of Rural Telecommunications
Monday, October 15
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
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What is being done to ensure the survival of rural economies in America? What preparations are being made to bridge the technology gap between urban and rural economies? Is there a danger rural economies will decline if they lack access to the latest technology?
The telecomm technology that brings this message to you did not exist a half century ago. The interaction of telecommunications and information technologies has generated striking innovations, sparking profound changes throughout the economy.
Hudson Institute and the Foundation for Rural Service hosted an economic summit exploring what advances in telecommunications mean for the future of the rural economy.
Moderator: Kenneth Weinstein, Hudson Institute President and CEO
Presenter: Hanns Kuttner, Hudson Institute Visiting Fellow
Elizabeth Crocker, Executive Director, Foundation for Rural Service
Harold Furchtgott-Roth, Hudson Institute Senior Fellow and Director of Hudson's Center for Economics of the Internet
Greg Laudeman, Past President of Rural Telecom Congress and Former Executive Director, Tech Connect Initiative at the Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute
Larry Thompson, CEO, Vantage Point Solutions
9:30 AM – Coffee and networking session
10:00 AM – Welcome by Kenneth Weinstein; Introduction by Elizabeth Crocker; and Presentation by Hanns Kuttner
10:45 AM – Q&A
11:00 AM – Panel discussion with Elizabeth Crocker, Harold Furchtgott-Roth, Greg Laudeman, and Larry Thompson, followed by Q&A
12:00 PM – Adjournment
Harold Furchtgott-Roth, Greg Laudeman, Larry Thompson, Elizabeth Crocker,
Kenneth Weinstein, & Hanns Kuttner