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County to Host Webinar The Innovation Imperative: How Your Community Can Lead the Next American Upgrade December 13

Albemarle County will host a webinar entitled “The Innovation Imperative: How Your Community Can Lead the Next American Upgrade” presented by Gig.U on Tuesday, December 13, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. in the Lane Auditorium, County Office Building, McIntire Road. The webinar will be followed by a discussion led by Michael McPherson, the University of Virginia’s representative for this project. This event is free and open to the public.

The University Community Next Generation Innovation Project, or Gig.U, is a broad-based group of over 30 leading research universities from across the United States. Drawing on America’s rich history of community-led innovation in research and entrepreneurship, Gig.U seeks to accelerate the deployment of ultra high-speed networks to leading U.S. universities and their surrounding communities. Improvements to these networks drive economic growth and stimulate a new generation of innovations addressing critical needs, such as health care and education.


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