(East Stroudsburg, PA) – January 11, 2017 – Lewis Strategic and organizers anticipate another very large crowd for the Monroe $1,000 Gigabit Project meeting at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, January 13, 2017 at the East Stroudsburg University’s Innovation Center, a state-of-the-art incubator and company-accelerator located on Interstate 80. The public is encouraged to attend with advance registration by visiting https://quantum.esu.edu/machform/view.php?id=168240.
Last December, more than 120 guests from leading organizations in Monroe County assembled at the kickoff rally for more affordable Gigabit internet technology. The Broadband Rally was hosted by the Monroe 2030 Action Team, Pocono Mountains Economic Development Corporation, and East Stroudsburg University. Industry speakers included Dellicker Strategies, Business Information Group, York Exponential and Lewis Strategic.
The Monroe $1,000 Gigabit Project is designed to host four (4) additional monthly meetings through May 12, 2017. The entire project is designed to strategically push Monroe County towards Gigabit City status. Gigabit City status enables buyers to purchase one Gigabit internet connections for $1,000 or less, annually. Already 120 U.S. cities have achieved Gigabit City status and Monroe County hopes to be among the first regions in the tristate area to deliver $1,000 Gigabit.
A detailed update will be provided by Monroe $1,000 Gigabit Project team.
- Kelly Lewis, Lewis Strategic (recently led Pennsylvania Gigabit Revolution with 265 participating organizations, and Philadelphia Acceleration Summit)
- The Monroe County $1,000 Gigabit Project Update, Action Plan & Next Steps
- Bob Hagarman, Director of Business Development, Business Information Group (BIG) (One of Comcast’s leading Gigabit vendors)
- The Engineering Work for the Monroe $1,000 Gigabit Project
Greetings and introductions will be provided by:
- Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D., President, East Stroudsburg University
- Chuck Leonard, Executive Director, Pocono Mountains Economic Development Corporation
The public is encouraged to attend with advance registration by visiting https://quantum.esu.edu/machform/view.php?id=168240. A continental breakfast will be served. For general information, call Stacey Grant at 570-422-7920.
TV, video and radio contacts: Elizabeth Richardson, ESU, at 570-422-3139, and/or Rebecca Kann at 717-975-7430.
Organizations interested in $1,000 Gigabit are being asked to complete a brief survey by visiting https://goo.gl/forms/4LQakQXtOnvrU2yz1 in order to become a participant.