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Chopra Keynotes Broadband Efforts

Federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra has joined efforts with One Economy, a technology advocacy organization, which recently formed a national advisory council on broadband adoption.

Chopra, a point person for the Obama administration’s broadband efforts, laid out the government’s trajectory and initiatives in a keynote address Monday at One Economy’s kickoff event for its National Technology Adoption Advisory Council.

The council, made up of more than 80 local and state leaders, will focus on “public and private-sector solutions for increased broadband adoption,” according to One Economy.

Chopra has often been the public face of the administration’s broadband posture, including the billions in stimulus funding used to provide broadband access to underserved areas and “anchor institutions, such as schools and libraries, Multichannel News reported.

Fittingly, Chopra, who was introduced by FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, gave his address at the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library in Washington, D.C.

And today, the federal CTO took his tech message on the road, traveling to the Consortium of School Networking’s annual conference in New Orleans.

In a speech that focused on education technology, Chopra also touched upon the national broadband plan and delivered a well-known peroration that the model of success for the U.S. is “grassroots and bottom up.”

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