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Snow Change to Virtual Meeting on Hotspot Internet Technolgy Services for Rural Areas
January 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Oklahoma Christian Campus is closed so were are going to a virtual Meeting at 6:00 PM. Join Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/8793193130?pwd=eThPd2lYeTk3Sk9ZZmN1Rk5QNW1wQT09 Meeting ID: 879 319 3130 Passcode: 603368 Come join us to hear Ron Ogan, Rural Broadband Foundation, Brandon MS talk about Hotspot Internet Technolgy for Rual Areas. Abstract—. The lack of broadband internet services in rural areas, called the digital divide, limits medical access to Telehealth services, limits educational resources for homeschooling, limits Science Technology and Engineering Mathematics (STEM) programs. Large American cities have broadband internet access that uses installed coaxial cable, optical fiber, and satellite transmissions, which are offered to residents at economic rates, but many states AL, AR, LA, MS, OK, and TX, have vast rural areas that are not served by cellular or internet cable service providers. The Native American Cherokee tribe in Oklahoma, has launched 35 internet hot spots to serve their communities to provide language training and other educational services. Other Native American tribes, Osage and Choctaw, have received grants from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and National Telecommunications Information Agency (NTIA) with which to deploy broadband internet services. Hot spots using Wireless fidelity (WiFi), can be an interim solution to provide rural internet service for rural void coverage at a much lower cost than satellites provide, and offers ease of deployment without using expensive ground coaxial or fiber optical cabling interfaces. The meeting will be held on the Oklahoma Christian University campus in the Duncan Room. The Duncan Room is located on the north side of the Meinders Conference Center. The map excerpt to the right shows the ideal parking location and door entrance for the event. A full campus map is provided in the location section of this invite. The Duncan Room is #15 on the map. To assist in determining catering costs, please register for the event. Co-sponsored by: Ron Ogan Agenda: 6:00 PM Dinner 6:45 PM Talk Hundred Year Anniversary Helly Hansen short-sleeve polos ($50 value) will be given to officers of the Section, Branches, Chapters, Affiliates Groups along with Executive Committee members that attend the meeting. The above statement includes Student Branches Counselors, and some Student Branch Officers and some Student Chapters chair members. A few will be given as door prizes to IEEE members not otherwise eligible. Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/343902