Broadband Planning & Big Data for the Lake Michigan Region 

The International Center for Advanced Internet Research (iCAIR)


Joe Mambretti  - Director of iCAIR Introduction to Institutions and Networks.  What is iCAIR and how does it work with institutions, public agencies and businesses in the US and internationally?  What is the Illinois Broadband Deployment Council?  What is MREN?                        Click here to download Joe Mabretti's slides
Ron Thomas and Joe Mambretti Response from American Planning Association and Lake Michigan Regional attendees and next steps moving forward

Video archives of on ongoing series of Midwest workshops and seminars on gigabit fiber broadband infrastructure planning, applications and societal impacts

Past Workshops and Seminars



Midwest Regional Conference on the Impact of Five Years of Stimulus Funding for Broadband Infrastructure

Illinois Century Network Federal Stimulus BTOP Funding update
“Lighting Illinois Building for our Future” video. 

October 04, 2014 Chicago Treasurer's
Small Business Entrepreneur's Expo
University of Illinois Chicago, Forum


Charles Wu - President of
Convergence Technology

Greg Wass - CIO
Cook County, Illinois

Matt Guilford - City of Chicago

Herb Kuryliw - Northern Illinois University
Mike Smeltzer - University of Illinois UC
Robin Woodsome - Illinois Century Network


September 18, 2011


Joe Mambretti - Director iCAIR,
Northwestern University
Joe Mambretti - Director iCAIR
Questions and Answers


Digital Workforce Education  click for company info
An Illinois SBDC Network Affiliate
CIMA Technology Center-Wright College Humboldt Park