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Revival in America's Heartland: the Chicago Southland Fiber Network

Every once in awhile, a larger scale event comes that mandates that we not hold a regular meeting, but that we focus on bringing attention to key community initiatives. This is one of those times.

As broadband is expanding in some of our key communities (such as the Southwest Broadband Alliance and Greater Southwest's efforts along the 63rd Street Corridor), there is a great opportunity coming in the far southwest suburbs: a three-day conference focusing on broadband efforts to drive economic development. Yes, it may not seem like an effort Net2Chi should support, but quite honestly, digital excellence is more than just giving software and web-based tools to non-profits: it's a much extensive effort, and events like this deserve our support.

To that end, RSVPs for this event will be turned off (and yes, there is a cost for this conference) - if interested, please visit

E-mail them at [masked]

Thank you for your time and attention - hope to see you there!



Gordon Dymowski has over ten years' experience in public health community mobilization, from working on tobacco control and clean air policy to working with chemical dependency and the homeless. Currently, Gordon has shifted to the corporate side, working as social media analyst/strategist and researcher. Gordon also has over fifteen years involvement in the online realm, starting with the Prodigy BB, and currently blogs about comics, television, and pop culture at http://www.blogthispa..., and also blogs about social media and civic engagement at



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