Robert Bell

8:48am

Tue September 24, 2013
Local

'Smart city' broadband pitch targets Natchitoches and Lafayette

Robert Bell, co-founder of the New York-based Intelligent Community Forum, will mentor Natchitoches and Lafayette on embracing broadband technology through master classes.

A New York think tank that advises communities on how to use technology to grow their economies will conduct two workshops in Natchitoches and Lafayette. The Intelligent Community Forum will be consulting with state agencies, politicians and business leaders on how to maximize broadband use. Robert Bell, co-founder of the Intelligent Community Forum, said Louisiana lags behind in adopting broadband, and his organization aims to change that through these workshops.

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