Getting Up to Speed: Understanding Your Broadband (Online)

A Two-Part Webinar Series

The Getting Up to Speed: Understanding and Sustaining Your Broadband Webinar series, presented by Christine Peterson of Amigos Library Services, will present a basic overview of broadband connectivity within the library context, including connectivity options, information about the National Broadband plan and advocacy planning. The series is split into two 1.5 hour long Webinars: Understanding Your Broadband and Sustaining Your Broadband.

Do your patrons complain about sluggish internet service?! Does slow service impact your ability to meet the community’s needs and expectations?! If you know that your library needs to upgrade, but you do not know where to start or do not understand your options, this is the series for you!

This introductory webinar will define broadband and outline the current connectivity options available to libraries (T-1, DSL, cable, fiber, etc.). Attendees will also learn about the National Broadband Plan and how it affects libraries in a few specific areas.

About our presenter:

Christine Peterson, Continuing Education Librarian for Amigos Library Services, provides training, support and consulting services for Amigos member libraries in the areas of Internet and technology. Prior to joining Amigos, Christine worked for eight years as the automation consultant and then manager for the Continuing Education and Consulting Department of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Before that, she was the systems librarian for both San Antonio College and the Florida Institute of Technology.

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