School and ISP Partnerships to Connect Homes

August 11 – 1:30 pm to 2:15 pm
Quandary Peak 3


Christopher Mitchell

Institute for Local Self-Reliance: Director of Community Broadband Networks

Whether with CARES Act dollars, local philanthropy, or other sources, school districts and ISPs have used a variety of funding sources and their own roofs to help local ISPs to expand to connect neighborhoods and often provide deeply discounted service to families that struggle to pay the broadband bill. This discussion panel, without presentations, will cover several different approaches that have been connecting people in urban and rural areas.


Denise Shorey

e-Luminosity: President/Chief Executive Officer

Andrew Moore

Boulder Valley School District: CIO

Chris Frost

Cruzio Internet/Santa Cruz Fiber: Director of Technology and Infrastructure