In anticipation of Clearwire’s 4G launch, in 2010 the Archdiocese organized its Catholic Communication Collaboration (C3) Pilot to serve as a "test platform" to assess and enhance technology, professional development, content and applications at 25 selected parish, school and administrative sites. The C3 Pilot was overseen by an Archdiocesan Working Group and continued until summer, 2014. The objective was to provide full broadband communications connectivity with Clearwire, or a comparable service, to all locations, to ensure effective use of the Archdiocese's spectrum licenses and to use the Clearwire resources and other grants or funding as available, to innovate in all areas of education, ministry and administration. Clearwire merged with Sprint in 2013.
The role of C3 has evolved from the pilot and now includes advising and responding to rapid educational adoption initiatives and finding new strategies that can be sustained for the long term. The C3 Technology Conference was initiated, due to the rapid acceleration of new technology devices and resources for all aspects of formal and informal education, ministry and administration. A critical aspect of all C3 efforts and Archdiocesan decisions include responsible fiscal stewardship and initial and long term cost efficiencies and sustainability.
Since 2012, the C3 Conference has had over 8,000 teachers, administrators, and parish staff participant in over 1000 workshops in both in-person and virtual settings.
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