Fort Wayne Mayor Graham Richard will be a
speaker at the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors
Conference September 21-25 in Washington,
Richard will speak at 9:45 a.m. (Indiana
time) Friday, September 23. Mayor Richard will participate in a panel
discussion on “Competing Visions of the Broadband Future.”
Mayor Richard will discuss how Fort
Wayne will use fiber-to-the-premises and broadband
technology as a catalyst for a high performance government and private investment.
The Mayor will explain the CityÃÂ¢Ã¢ÂÂ¬Ã¢ÂÂ¢s Innovation Initiative, which is
designed to create new services for business owners, employees and residents.
This community engagement effort uses Innovators Forums, iTeams for Broadband
and a venture capital fund that has been established at the Northeast Indiana
Mayor Richard will also discuss how fiber can help fight crime, improve the
environment and enhance the delivery of government services.
is recognized as a technology leader in providing new and better services,”
said Mayor Richard. “We look forward to sharing the Fort Wayne story and encouraging other city
leaders to embrace technology opportunities to produce a high performance
The National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors
(NATOA) represents the telecommunications needs and interests of local
governments and those who advise local governments.