Molino Roundtable Event To Explore Rural Internet Service Challenges

April 6, 2021

UPDATE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED to the Escambia County Langley Bell 4-H Center at 3730 Stefani Road in Cantonment due to weather.

A roundtable discussion on rural internet will be held Friday in Molino.

In partnership with University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences 4-H Youth Development Program, Charter Communications will present “Real Rural Tech Talk Roundtable Discussion” and In partnership with University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences 4-H Youth Development Program.

Event speakers will explore the opportunities and challenges of broadband deployment, access and adoption, with an acute focus on federal funding combined with significant private investment, ultimately bringing broadband connectivity to thousands of unserved Floridians.

Invited roundtable participants include state and county officials, economic development leaders, agricultural producers, medical experts and school district officials.

The event will take place Friday, April 9 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Escambia County 4-H Center at 5701 Highway 99 in Molino. It will be hosted outside, rain or shine. Attendees are asked to RSVP by Wednesday, April 7 to Leah.Brown@charter.com.

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5 Responses to “Molino Roundtable Event To Explore Rural Internet Service Challenges”

  1. Just Me on April 8th, 2021 4:16 am

    Paid my initial down payment for Starlink….Email received Starlink will be available at my address mid to late 2021…can’t wait

  2. Jtt on April 6th, 2021 9:55 am

    I already placed a down payment signing up for Starlink to get on the list. Maybe it will be available later this fall for here, maybe not.

    I’m not interested in any more broken promises from the major companies who decided over a decade ago to ignore millions of potential customers across the nation. All because we’re not profitable enough to supply. Imagine if that same logic had continued to be applied to the clean water supply or electricity. It once was. Or if the only paved roads were inside city limits and cargo was moved exclusively by train like ye old days.

    And those who say ‘just move to the city then’ really? Some jobs literally cannot be done in a city. Many people inherited the land they live on. You want more traffic? More polution? More competition for already overpriced city shoeboxes to live in?

  3. steve on April 6th, 2021 8:52 am

    People complaining about the 5G towers and want them removed.
    I work in the RF field for the past 25 years. All radiation is bad for ya.
    But there is one source that is the highest of anything we have, THE SUN…….
    Its will fry you and a egg on the same day.
    The radiation coming gfrom the sun is FAR more than any tiny cell phone can project out.
    So stop with making up lies about 5G… Most if not all are false

  4. Alan on April 6th, 2021 7:09 am

    Google Starlink. This is low earth orbit satellite internet SpaceX is putting in place and already offering in some areas. It will provide internet to the entire planet by the end of 2022 at the latest.

  5. JustWondering on April 6th, 2021 6:09 am

    Hopefully this will cover the entire rural areas of ESCAMBIA county, the satellite WiFi used to work great, but with so much traffic now it’s not worth the price anymore. Can’t watch a movie without it buffering.





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