Learn more about Baltimore's Google fiber effort

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Baltimore Google Czar Tom Loveland -- who is also a co-founder of Center Maryland and CEO of Mind Over Machines -- will help lead a symposium on "High-Speed Fiber and Baltimore's Future."

Joining Tom will be John B. Horrigan, consumer research director of the Federal Communications Commission and author of the FCC's National Broadband Plan; Graham Richard (invited), former mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana, whose efforts earned him the nickname "America's Broadband Mayor"; Dennis Lynch, president of Bottom Line LLC, and former National Fiber-to-the-Premises senior staff consultant at Verizon Communications Corp.; and the BmoreFiber Technology Advisory Committee.

The panel will discuss everything from what is high-speed fiber and how it could impact business growth in Maryland; to the state of high-speed fiber in the region and the world; to the Google fiber competition and the case Baltimore made to be chosen by Google; to the possibilities for bringing high-speed fiber to Baltimore even if Google selects other cities.

Members of the business, community development, economic development, and education communities are encouraged to participate in this foundational conversation to help develop a roadmap to Baltimore’s fiber future.

The event -- sponsored by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the Greater Baltimore Committee -- is set for Wednesday, June 2, at the University of Baltimore's Thumel Business Center. . Registration opens at 8:30 a.m., and the program is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to noon, with lunch to follow. Cost is $25.

For more information, or to register, click here.
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