The 'To and Through' Wireless Opportunity

Schools Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition and the Open Technology Institute

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 11:00am to 12:15pm
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Virtual Event

A big question is floating around the broadband space right now: How do we make the most of our nation’s historic investment in closing the digital divide? One key opportunity will be leveraging schools, libraries, and other community anchor institutions. The Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition and the Wireless Future Project at New America’s Open Technology Institute are partnering to release new research which finds that extending anchor institutions’ broadband networks off-campus has both social and economic advantages.

Join us for the official release of this critical new economic study. Author Dr. Raul Katz will present his findings. Additionally, you’ll hear directly from anchor institution representatives - profiled in a companion collection of case studies of school and community networks - about how they’re deploying wireless ‘to and through’ anchors to connect their surrounding communities.


  • Michael Calabrese, Director, Wireless Future Project, New America's Open Technology Institute
  • Dr. Raul Katz, President, Telecom Advisory Services
  • John Windhausen Jr., Executive Director, SHLB Coalition