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SEASIDE — Join Monterey Bay Economic Partnership (MBEP) on Tuesday, Oct. 3, for its highly anticipated Regional Broadband Summit, to take place from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at California State University Monterey Bay’s University Center in Seaside. 

This regional event will unveil MBEP’s comprehensive White Paper on the current state of broadband in the region. The White Paper sheds light on the Broadband Initiative’s Hybrid Broadband Model as a solution for locations that are unserved and bridge the divide between rural and urban communities across the Central Coast.

The summit will facilitate a dynamic discussion amongst stakeholders, exploring the advantages and limitations of the diverse broadband technologies available. With a focus on collaboration and innovation, this summit promises to be a vital platform for shaping the future of connectivity in the Monterey Bay region. 

As a highly regarded liaison between ISPs and local and state officials, MBEP has led the regional Digital Equity mission for many years and continues to play a crucial role in ensuring that funding reaches cities and ISPs in Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties on every level possible. With the support of local agencies and ISPs, MBEP is confident that it can bridge the digital divide together.

“From education and research to healthcare, small business and entrepreneurship, communication and civic participation, our lives today rely on broadband as an essential service, driving economic growth, job creation, and regional well-being,” said Monterey Bay Economic Partnership President and CEO Tahra Goraya. “MBEP continues to lead the way in bringing partners to the table, focusing on the policies and conversations that need to happen to address those digital inequities of broadband infrastructure, access and awareness.”

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to be part of a collective effort to revolutionize broadband accessibility and utilization. Register for MBEP’s Regional Broadband Summit at Eventbrite via the link

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