This page provides access to our live sessions, resource packets, and recordings. Be sure to check back for updates. Session recordings are typically added approximately 48 hours after each event.

Over the next two weeks, we will host two live sessions and provide pre- and post-reading materials and links to relevant organizations, all of which you can access in the Resource Packets linked below. These readings are optional, but are designed to provide you with helpful background information on our subject matter. We recommend browsing the corresponding packet prior to attending the live session for maximum benefit.


Session 1: Broadband 101 and the Digital Divide

September 29, 12:00-1:15 pm

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Reading and Program

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Session one will enlighten and educate as various experts explain and grapple with the importance of equal access to broadband internet for all and detail how Chicago and the State of Illinois lead the nation in solving these life-altering challenges and what potential federal dollars mean to our city and state.

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Session 2: Broadband in Action

October 6, 12:00-1:15 pm

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Reading and Program

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Session two will investigate how high-speed internet access is revolutionizing two crucial areas that affect us all and are among key determinants of community equity: telehealth and education. And, we will be introduced to new technologies coming our way and touch upon the challenges new technologies present. Finally, we will consider the future of broadband initiatives and ways to stay informed.


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We are grateful to Seth Green, Dean of the University of Chicago Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies for his enthusiastic support of our Know Your Chicago programs, and to Nicole Yagoda, Assistant Director, External Relations for her always thoughtful, creative and professional work on our behalf. A special thanks to Kitty Freidheim, Chair of Know Your Chicago, Susan McBride for marketing assistance and to all our Broadband Tour Committee members: Betsy Ahearne, Dee Dee Chesley, Pam Sheffield, Lisa Warshauer, and co-chairs Marian Jacobson and Jeannette Tamayo.

In addition, the Broadband Tour Committee would like to thank all our tour partners without whom this tour would not have been possible.

Benton Institute for Broadband and Society

Connect Illinois


Illinois Health and Hospital Association

Illinois Innovation Network

Kaszak Telehealth Consultants

Kids First Chicago


National Telecommunications and Information Administration