Elon Law professor Howard Katz featured in News and Record on benefits of Google in Greensboro
As cities across the country compete in Google's competition to be selected for the company's ultra-high-speed broadband project, Howard Katz, Professor at Elon University School of Law, spoke with the News and Record about the educational benefits of bringing Google's "Fiber for Communities" to Greensboro.
In his interview with the News and Record, featured in the paper's March 7 cover story, Katz commented on how the addition of a high-speed connection would promote e-learning, student connectivity, and benefit the law school’s student and community outreach programs.
"The capacity to [tele-conference classes] more seamlessly where you’re seeing the speaker in real time, where you’re able to participate more readily without that delay...is one way where that could come into play,” Katz said.
Katz added that the ultra high-speed connection could also support members of the elder community who participate in Elon’s various outreach programs, such as Elon Law's Wills Clinic and tax preparation clinic.
With Google Fiber, students could set up high-speed links with retirement communities and spare elderly people the inconvenience of traveling to the school for assistance, and also help more members of the general public be recipients of these services, Katz said.
Click on the E-Cast link to the right of this article to read the full News and Record story and to access Greensboro's web page designed to help compete for the Google competition.
By Tiffany D. Atkins, L'11