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DCEDC technology lunch is next week

Published: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

The DeKalb County Economic Development Corp. will hold its 2013 Technology Focus Luncheon on Broadband and Economic Development on May 30.

The DeKalb Advancement of Technology Authority Broadband project has made DeKalb County a hub of high-speed fiber optic networks, facilitating affordable broadband access to institutions, consumers and businesses.

A panel of three experts will discuss the topic of broadband. They are Matt Parks, director of network services, Northern Illinois University; Scot Eberle, president, Fiberutilities Group; and Clayton Black, regional e-team leader, Broadband Illinois. John Lewis, director of the Regional Development Institute at NIU will serve as moderator.

The event will be held at NIU’s Barsema Alumni & Visitors Center, 230 Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb.

Registration and networking begins at 11 a.m., a buffet lunch follows at 11:30 a.m. and the program at noon.

Cost is $50 for DCEDC members and $65 for nonmembers.

Registration deadline is Wednesday; visit www.dcedc.org.

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