What is Broadband and Why It’s Important to You Upcoming Topic at SE*ED April 13

What is Broadband and Why It’s Important to You Upcoming Topic at SE*ED April 13

Broadband is defined by the Federal Communications Commission as high speed internet access that is always on and faster than traditional dial-up access. There are several different kinds of broadband and what kind of broadband you are able to access differs by your community and several other factors.

Monique Shore, Systems Administrator with Drake Community Library, will be the featured speaker at the Grinnell Regional Medical Center SE*ED program on Monday, April 13. The program is free and open to the public at the Drake Community Library. Refreshments are served beginning at 9:30 a.m. and the program begins at 10 a.m. No reservations are needed. Donations are accepted

Shore will share information about broadband, what it is, and why it is important to you. She will discuss what people mean when they use terms like broadband, the cloud, and the Internet of things. Shore will discuss how broadband is now considered essential for commerce, education, healthcare, government services – with examples of each that you may not be aware of. She will also look to the future and share some ways in which some people think broadband will continue to expand and change our daily lives in the future.

Looking forward on the schedule, Amanda Johnson, PhD, will present, “Positive Psychology is More than Just a Slogan” on Monday, April 20.

Parking is available at the Drake Community Library, along Park Street, on Fifth Avenue, and in the First Presbyterian Church parking lot.

Seniors needing transportation may call GRMC Communications and Development, 641-236-2593 by Thursday before the program.

If you are a person with a disability who requires special assistance,

please call 641-236-2593. For more information about upcoming speakers please check GRMC’s website at www.grmc.us or call 641-236-2954.

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