Alliant Energy Virtual Speaker Series

Speaker series overview

Join Alliant Energy for a series of discussions on expanding access to broadband and digital opportunity in some of the Midwest's most digitally challenged rural communities.

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The role of state agencies in helping bridge the digital divide (July, 2022)

Panelists Alyssa Kenney, Liesl Seabert and Matt Behrens discussed the initiatives and actions state agencies are taking. Representing the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin, the Center for Rural Revitalization at Iowa Economic Development Authority, and the state of Iowa, the panelists also provided overviews of their areas of focus and the partnerships they’ve formed with the private sector.

Video (57:50)

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Earlier discussions

Broadband's impact on telemedicine, education and economic development (March, 2022)

Panelists included: David (Dave) Schneider, MD, MS, is a tenured Associate Professor at University of Wisconsin Health in the Department of Surgery; Gene Dalhoff, IOM, VP of Talent and Education at Madison Region Economic Partnership (MadREP); Steve Goldberg, Executive Director, WEA Member Benefits Foundation.

Video (53:58)

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Why utilities are getting involved in the broadband space (November, 2021)

Aryeh Fishman, Associate General Counsel Regulatory Legal Affairs at Edison Electric Institute, discussed why utilities are getting involved in the broadband space.

Video (59:22)

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