Ask Me Anything! With Scott Woods, Director of the Office of Minority Broadband Initiatives, NTIA


Friday, January 14, 2022 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
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Virtual Event

Scott D. Woods is the Director of the Office of Minority Broadband Initiatives in NTIA’s Office of Internet Connectivity and Growth. He also serves as a principal liaison between the BroadbandUSA and OIGC program offices and key strategic partners and external stakeholder groups, including representatives from state and local governments, telecommunications companies, for-profit and non-profit corporations, and colleges/universities.

Prior to his new leadership role, Mr. Woods served as the Team Lead for the Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program, a new grant program to provide $268 million in direct funding to expand broadband access, connectivity and digital inclusion to eligible Historically Black Colleges or Universities (HBCUs), Tribal Colleges or Universities (TCUs), Minority-serving Institutions (MSIs) and the anchor communities upon which these institutions serve. Scott has worked directly to increase broadband access, inclusion and equity by managing the BroadbandUSA Technical Assistance Program and numerous broadband network construction projects under the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) including projects in California, Arizona, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Texas, West Virginia, Arkansas, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Prior to NTIA, he served as an Associate Attorney in the Telecommunications, Media and Technology Group at Bingham McCutchen LLP in Washington, D.C.

About Ask Me Anything! (AMA)

AMA invites broadband industry leaders from all corners to share their knowledge and perspectives with our community. 

The format is simple:

  1. A one hour live webinar with our distinguished guest
  2. Interactive questions from attendees in the comments below this post
    • See a question you also wonder about? "Like" it to upvote it
    • Have more questions? Add them as comments to this post. 
  3. Our guest will answer as many questions as time permits, in order of upvotes
    • A community moderator will paraphrase our guest's answers and post as reply
    • Want to weigh in with your perspective? You're welcome to share your replies!