Veneeth Iyengar, Broadband & Connectivity (2021)
Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority
Date Issued: 2021-06-16
Subjects: Rotary Club of Baton Rouge | Technology | Internet access | Digital divide
- Iyengar, Veneeth Speaker
This episode of the series “Newsmakers” features a speech by Veneeth Iyengar before a meeting of the Baton Rouge Rotary Club on June 16, 2021. Iyengar is the executive director of the newly created Louisiana Office of Broadband and Connectivity. He discusses: the broadband challenges in Louisiana; their goal of closing the state’s digital divide by 2029; the available funding to address broadband; tactical solutions; and the next steps for his office. He also answers questions from the audience.