EduCast: Legacy Tech Is a Bridge to Broadband

Mar 11, 2021

10:30am – 11:00am CT

Datacasting is a legacy technology that supports the one-way transmission of data over a terrestrial broadcast signal. Traditionally used for public safety, datacasting is now being used to deliver instructional content to students with broadband challenges. The concept was initially piloted in South Carolina and has now expanded to multiple public media stations across the nation. This session will discuss the pilot projects while facilitating conversations around access, equity, and decreasing the digital divide.

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Salandra Bowman

South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV)

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Stacey Fitzsimmons

SNF Writing Solutions

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Stephanie Frazier

South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV)

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Cari Kozicki

Lehigh Valley Public Media (LVPM)