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Jobs, education and the challenges of bringing broadband to rural Illinois will be among the topics of the Central Illinois Regional Broadband Summit being held this coming Wednesday at the University of Illinois.

National and statewide leaders and elected officials will come together at the summit to review public and private investment in broadband and high-speed internet, and to discuss opportunities for the future. Representatives of two broadband projects in central Illinois will share progress reports and detail the ways the investments can make a significant difference in the lives of people both locally and statewide.

Companies that have made significant investments in broadband will also participate in the summit. Representatives of these companies will highlight their investments in broadband and discuss their views on how citizens and communities can benefit from access to broadband and high-speed internet.

The Central Illinois Regional Broadband Summit will be held from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, 1205 West Clark Street in Urbana, on the campus of the University of Illinois.

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