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Understanding Broadband, Cable, Wi-Fi, Internet, and 5G –Your Guide to Communications Technologies and Services in the 21st Century

Understanding Broadband, Cable, Wi-Fi, Internet, and 5G –Your Guide to Communications Technologies and Services in the 21st Century

Are you curious about today’s communications technologies and services, how they work, and their pros and cons? Having a basic understanding of terms like broadband, cable, Wi-Fi, Internet, and 5G is important because these technologies are the means by which we communicate with others, receive our news and entertainment, and live our lives in the 21st century. This presentation will explain the technologies and services in simple terms and give you the tools to make informed decisions about the communications technologies necessary to navigate modern life.

Cosponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University (OLLI Mason).

ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Douglas Povich is a management analyst for Fairfax County’s Department of Cable and Consumer Services. Before joining the county, Doug practiced telecommunications and technology law for over 30 years. He holds a B.A. in English and Philosophy from Union College and a J.D. from Georgetown University.

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ABOUT OLLI MASON

OLLI Mason provides intellectual and cultural experiences to curious individuals. Learn more at OLLI.gmu.edu.

INVITE

This program is appropriate for ages 18+. Register by clicking on the "Begin Registration" button. A Zoom link will be emailed two days before start of each program. 

Date:
Monday, May 6, 2024
Time:
11:50am - 1:15pm
Library Branch:
Virtual Event
Categories:
Presentation/Performance
Audience:
  Adults  
Online:
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
FCPL Event Guidelines
Registrations open at 11:50am Monday, April 22, 2024

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