Broadband and Solar Power for the Underserved via the Blockchain

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A Virtual Conversation with Jane Coffin and Ashley Taylor live at Ignite U NY, moderated by David Solomonoff

Sponsored by Zoetic Networks

Jane Coffin is Director of Development Strategy at the Internet Society (ISOC). Previously she worked at Office of International Affairs at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration – U.S. Department of Commerce, on USAID projects in Moldova and Armenia and at AT&T as a Director of International Affairs/Government Affairs.

Her current focus at ISOC is bringing broadband access to underserved areas via wireless community networks.

Ashley Taylor is Community Microgrid Specialist at L03 Energy, who have developed an Ethereum-based blockchain platform to exchange credits for power and bandwidth on solar microgrids and wireless networks. She is also co-founder of Future Culture, a nonprofit empowering communities through development of fair and cooperative systems via blockchain technologies.

David Solomonoff is the CEO of Zoetic Networks, which empowers people to understand and take control of the technologies they use. He is the former President of the New York Chapter of the Internet Society.


  • Intros and overviews of the Internet Society, L03 Energy and Future Culture
  • Open-ended discussion about the Internet Society’s wireless broadband initiatives in underserved areas – and explore ways in which L03 Energy and Future Culture could have a role
  • Business and investment opportunities for community networks and microgrids
  • Q&A

The event is free and open to the public. RSVP David Solomonoff (email below) to receive a link to the Zoom conference URL if you would like to watch and/or participate in the Q&A at the end remotely.

It will be recorded and released as the first Zoetic Telegram podcast.

IgniteU NY is an independent program to develop the entrepreneurs of New York State, providing a collaborative work environment, advice from experienced mentors, education to hone skills needed for a startup, and networking opportunities.

Time: Thursday, July 27 from 6:00-7:30pm.

Location: 333 Broadway, Third Floor, Suite 350, Troy, NY 12180

Contact: David Solomonoff, [email protected]

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