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2019 Yellowhammer ‘News Shapers’ series continues with its rural broadband edition

Join the Yellowhammer News team Thursday, July 18 for a “Yellowhammer News Shapers” event in Guntersville.

Entitled “Connecting Alabama’s Rural Communities,” the event will feature an evening networking reception followed by a live forum on broadband expansion in the Yellowhammer State.

Confirmed forum panelists already include State Senator Clay Scofield (R-Guntersville), Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative’s Fred Johnson and ADECA’s Maureen Neighbors.

Areas of focus will include recent adjustments to the Alabama Broadband Accessibility Act; requirements and responsibilities of providers; public/private partnerships and community preparedness; and economic development initiatives.

The event will be held at Guntersville Town Hall, located at 340 Blount Ave; Guntersville, Alabama 35976.

The reception will begin at 4:30 p.m., with the moderated forum to follow at 5:30 p.m.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Please contact courtney@new-yhn.local for more information.

The legislative edition of Yellowhammer News Shapers kicked off 2019’s series.

Several more Yellowhammer News Shapers events will take place across the state this year. The series is non-partisan, on-the-record and designed to localize issues and highlight thought leaders.

Continue to visit Yellowhammernews.com for announcements during the 2019 calendar year.