The U.S. Is Poised to Begin Closing the Broadband Gap. Are You Prepared?
Working together, the government, broadband service providers, and NGOs have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to close the nation’s broadband gaps by tapping into more than $100 billion in federal funds tied to Covid relief, the American Rescue Plan Act, and the recent Infrastructure Investment Act.
National, regional, and local success will depend on collaboration to successfully plan and implement the joint investment of public and private funds. Doing so efficiently, while focusing on measurable outcomes for the American people and shareholders, is possible at a relatively small cost.
LightBox has assembled a panel of practitioner experts from government and industry who will discuss data, tools, best practices, and success stories based on their personal experience.
In the next 1.5 hours, gain insight into:
- The central role data plays in policy development and in planning and managing broadband program investment priorities to achieve access
and adoption goals. Does better data lead to better decisions?
- Examples of how broadband projects have used data, analysis, and mapping tools to succeed
- Data that is readily available and where it can best fit in the framework of a strategy
- Data quality: What is it and how does it affect outcomes?
- Examples of successful public-private collaborations that can serve as blueprints
- What is needed, and what works, to translate data into action
Bill Price, Vice President Government Solutions, LightBox
Bryan Darr, Vice President, Smart Communities, Ookla
Eric McRae, Director of Information Technology Outreach Services
University of Georgia, Carl Vinson Institute of Government
Tom Reid, President and Founder, Reid Consulting Group
Jeffrey Zern, Vice President, Strategy, Windstream
This webinar will be recorded and provided to all who register within a few business days after the event.