Public invited to speaker series on broadband internet


Fayetteville Mayor Lioneld Jordan and the city’s Digital Inclusion Task Force invite residents to provide input and learn more about the Fayetteville Digital Inclusion Plan at two upcoming events in August and September at the Fayetteville Public Library, located at 401 W. Mountain St.

From the city:

The plan strives to ensure equitable and affordable broadband so that all residents can have access to healthcare, online learning, employment opportunities, close the homework gap, and increase ways in which citizens can be civically engaged.

The events include:

Digital Readiness Community Forum
Thursday, Aug. 30, 5:30-7 p.m. – Fayetteville Public Library’s Walker Room
Local expert, Dr. David Fredrick, will present “The Future of Homework,” a brief talk about how education will continue to require access to high-speed internet. In the last hour, attendees will brainstorm ideas for improving digital literacy in Fayetteville.

Internet Access—Quality and Affordability in Fayetteville
Wednesday, Sept. 19, 5:30-7 p.m. – Fayetteville Public Library’s Walker Room
A moderated discussion state of internet service in Fayetteville with representatives from three broadband providers: AT&T, Cox, and OzarksGo.

Light snacks will be served at each event.

For more information about the plan, visit