Thanks to everyone who attended today's "Broadband Basics for Public Libraries" webinar! A special thanks to guest speaker Kieran Hixon. If you missed the webinar, but are interested in learning more about broadband, you'll definitely want to check out the recording and the resources (linked to below).
To prepare for today's session, participants were asked to run a broadband speed test. You can take a speed test at http://maps.co.gov/ColoradoBroadband. On the left side of the map, above the map legend, you'll see a tab for the speed test. Write down your download and upload speeds to refer to as you view the webinar. Kieran also shared a useful infographic to help explain download speeds.
As we discussed during the webinar, there's always more to learn about broadband. Here are some resources to help you on your learning journey.
Previous TechSoup for Libraries webinar
A Need for Speed: Measuring and Managing Bandwidth
A 30 minute webinar featuring Bob Bocher
How connected is your community?
Check out the National Broadband Map
Need tips on troubleshooting your broadband connection?
Top 5 Ways to Troubleshoot Your Broadband Connection
Have questions or resources to share? Please do so in the comments on this post! Thank you again to everyone who participated in today's session.
Today's webinar was part of a series of webinars exploring the Edge benchmarks. Learn more at Library Edge. This session was based on Benchmark 12, which states, "Libraries have sufficient devices and bandwidth to accommodate user demand."
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