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Broadband Hearing: Moving Forward (Panel Three)

IMLS held a public hearing, "Libraries and Broadband: Urgency and Impact," to examine the need for high speed broadband in America’s libraries on April 17, 2014 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, DC. This panel will discuss solutions for high-speed connectivity in libraries.

IMLS conducted this hearing to establish a public record about the impact of high speed broadband connectivity in America’s libraries. Learn more about Libraries and Broadband: Urgency and Impact.


  • Gary Wasdin, Executive Director, Omaha Public Library System
  • Eric Frederick, Executive Director, Connect Michigan
  • Linda Lord, Maine State Librarian