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The COVID Economy Needs a 5G Jumpstart

By: Tom Gurr, Executive Director

The coronavirus pandemic has shuttered thousands of Washington businesses and thrown millions into unemployment. Only now are we beginning to consider the prospects for an economic recovery. It remains to be seen whether the recovery will be rapid, or sluggish.

The good news is our elected leaders, particularly those in Washington, D.C., have the keys to jumpstart our recovery. By unleashing the incredible job-creating power of 5G, the federal government can usher in the next …

June 24, 2020 in Blog by

Tom Gurr talks with OR State Sen. Arnie Roblan about Covid-19 Response and Rural Connectivity

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Tom Gurr talks with U.S. Rep Suzan DelBene about Cybersecurity and Privacy

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Tom Gurr talks with U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse about COVID-19 impact on communities and rural broadband initiatives

April 20, 2020 in Blog by

Tom Gurr talks with U.S. Rep Cathy McMorris Rodgers about COVID-19, Rural Connectivity and Broadband Mapping

April 7, 2020 in Blog by

PacTech ED Tom Gurr talks with Verizon’s Jason Verduzco about COVID-19 Response and Telemedicine

April 2, 2020 in Blog by

Please Join Us for a Roundtable Discussion on Bridging the Digital Divide in Washington

February 26, 2020 in Blog by

Roundtable Discussion on Bridging the Digital Divide

January 7, 2020 in Blog by

Encouraging rural broadband investment is the key to bridging the digital divide

By:  Tom Gurr, Executive Director, Pacific Technology Alliance

Recent advancements in technology have brought faster broadband speeds and greater capabilities for connecting to the internet. Access to high-speed internet is transformative, offering new possibilities for education, agriculture and public safety. While this progress is good, the ongoing debate over net neutrality ultimately threatens the investments that are necessary to ensure rural and other underserved communities gain access and reap all of the social and economic benefits of high-speed connectivity.

Oregon …

April 12, 2019 in Blog by

Technology and Innovation Caucus – Lunch Discussion on Privacy & Security

Please join the Oregon Legislature’s Technology and Innovation Caucus for its first event of 2019, including a lunch discussion of modern privacy and security concerns, policy implications, and other jurisdictions’ approaches.

Technology and Innovation Caucus Lunch Discussion on Privacy & Security
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
State Capitol, Room 162
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
(Lunch provided)

GUEST SPEAKER: NANCY LIBIN

Former Chief Privacy Officer, United States Department of Justice under President Obama;

Co-Chair, Privacy & Security + Technology, Davis Wright

January 16, 2019 in Blog by

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