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NDEET is made up of Extension professionals and interested partners passionate about digital applications. NDEET believes Extension can play a unique and significant role in educating communities across the country on the challenges and opportunities of the digital age. NDEET is also a network of faculty, educators, and specialists that compiles a list of educational and planning resources used to increase awareness, access & availability and adoption & utilization of broadband. In addition, NDEET conducts research to further contribute knowledge and best practices to these efforts.

Roberto Gallardo

Assistant Director/Community and Regional Economics Specialist

Purdue Center for Regional Development

Rachel Welborn

Associate Director

Southern Rural Development Center