Conference Call: Empowering Communities Through Broadband


As our states continue to recover from the worst economic downturn in decades, our economic security depends on investing in 21st century infrastructure and putting Americans back to work. Yet, despite this, conservatives continue to fight against investments in the very areas where our communities need them the most.

On Thursday, March 31st, Progressive States Network hosted a national conference call with leading experts on successful models to empower communities through broadband.

We were privileged to be joined by:

  • Washington State Representative John McCoy
  • Ben Lennett, Senior Policy Analyst, New America Foundation
  • Christopher Mitchell, Director of the Telecommunications as Commons Initiative, Institute of Local Self-Reliance
  • Craig Settles, Founder and President,