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ACP - Affordable Connectivity Program Broadband in WNC Rotary Club

Rotary Club of AVL

Broadband and the Affordable Connectivity Program topics were presented by Bill Sederburg with Claire Thomlinson at the Rotary Club of Asheville weekly program.

The Rotary Club of Asheville is a service club of engaged and passionate members who desire to do good in the community and world while honoring shared ethics and core values as described in the 4-way test.

The Rotary Four-Way Test

The Rotary Club Four-Way Test is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships.

The test has been translated into more than 100 languages, and Rotarians recite it at club meetings.

Of the things Rotarians think, say or do:

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Because high-speed internet is a critical tool for education, telehealth, employment, and digital citizenship; the topic of broadband for WNC was an outstanding program presentation for the Rotarian’s Thursday Asheville Weekly Club Meeting.

Additionally, because the Affordable Connectivity Program or ACP is a long-term, $14 billion program to help ensure households can afford broadband for work, school, healthcare and more; the Rotarian communities are an ideal alliance to spread details of the ACP benefits.

ACP Internet for Western North Carolinians

Broadband and the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) topics were presented by William Sederburg, Chair WNC Broadband with Claire Thomlinson, UNCA WNC Broadband Student and ACP Steward during the Thursday, December 8th program.

Rotary Club of Asheville, Teton Hall's WNC Broadband Presentation
Rotary Club of Asheville, Teton Hall’s WNC Broadband Presentation

WNC Broadband Team representation included:

  • Frank DiPalma – Retired Utility Executive and Consultant
  • Sonya DiPalma – Ph.D, APR, Associate Professor of Mass Communication at UNC Asheville
  • Claire Thomlinson – UNCA Student and WNC Broadband ACP Steward
  • Marc Czarnecki – Digital Tech Support for WNC Broadband
  • Dr. Bill Sederburg – Retired College President, Chair WNC Broadband

For more information on the ACP visit:

UNCA Mass Communication Class Presentations

UNCA Mass Communication Student Project Work and YouTube videos – visit the Broadband Bulldogs page below.

Sonya DiPalma’s Mass Communication Class

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