Published by The West Alabama Watchman on March 25, 2019
LIVINGSTON, Ala.—The University of West Alabama has joined with AT&T to announce the second annual Alabama Summit on Rural Technology, set for April 12 on the UWA campus in Livingston, with Governor Kay Ivey delivering the keynote address. The event features a broad slate of experts who bring unique perspectives to address rural Alabama’s need for an enhanced technology infrastructure.
“The Alabama Summit on Rural Technology gained considerable footing in 2018, with more than 200 attendees from throughout Alabama and from other states in the southeast,” explained Dr. Tina N. Jones, vice president for economic and workforce development at UWA. “We’ve dubbed this year’s event Tech Summit 2.0 because we have such great momentum from the first one to build on and continue moving forward to improve Alabama’s technology infrastructure in a way that benefits even the most rural areas of our state.”
Ivey will deliver a keynote address at the Summit, sharing vision for how broadband improvements are essential to progress in Alabama. Having shown support for improving the state’s infrastructure throughout her administration, Ivey has said that broadband is vital to the state’s economic development, healthcare, education, and all areas of modern life.
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