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Science, Technology & Innovation

Connecting Cleveland: How Broadband Technologies Can Help Build a 21st Century City

Virtual Forum

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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"We have to mandate that service providers must provide basic minimum access to underserved populations, and we have to enforce it." – Arogyaswami Paulraj, Ph.D.

Over the last few years, city mayors and leaders across the United States have been investing in technological solutions to address their residents’ most pressing needs, everything from public health and safety to smart mobility to expanded internet access.

The need for citizen-centric solutions has only increased with the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, and many cities are accelerating the adoption of digital city services. But what are the broadband technologies of the future - and how can they be deployed to truly bridge the digital divide in Cleveland?

Join us as two distinguished scholars and recipients of the prestigious Marconi Prize discuss legacy and emerging technologies and how they can be used to help build an inclusive 21st century city.

Dr. Arogyaswami Paulraj, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford, pioneered multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) technology which is embedded in current high speed WiFi and 4G mobile systems.

Dr. John Cioffi, Hitachi Professor Emeritus of Engineering at Stanford, designed the world’s first ADSL and VDSL modems, which today accounts for roughly 98 percent of the world’s more than 500 million DSL connections.

The livestream will be available beginning at 4 p.m. Have questions? Tweet them at @TheCityClub or send a text to 330.541.5794.

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