Learn about broadband needs in west-central Illinois during listen hour events Wednesday in Macomb

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MACOMB, Ill. — The Illinois Broadband Lab and the Illinois Office of Broadband will continue their listening tours to Macomb on May 3 at noon and 6 p.m. to reach Adams, Knox, McDonough, Hancock, Warren, Pike, Schuyler, Henderson and Brown counties.

Community organizations, local government officials, state agency representatives and residents of all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to share their perspectives on the broadband needs of west-central Illinois. The federal Digital Equity and Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment programs could allocate more than $1B in funding to Illinois to accelerate high-speed internet access statewide. Residents, local organizations are encouraged to participate and make their voices heard.

Event signups

May 3 – Macomb City Hall Community Room, 232 East Jackson, noon to 1 p.m. Residents and local organizations. RSVP at https://macomb-session-1.eventbrite.com

May 3 – Macomb City Hall Community Room, 232 East Jackson, 6-7 p.m. Residents and local organizations. RSVP at https://macomb-session-2.eventbrite.com

For more information, visit: https://broadband.uillinois.edu/community-engagement/. For questions, email illinoisbroadbandlab@ullinois.edu.

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