Broadband Equity is Local

Community Broadband Action Network

Tuesday, April 9, 2024 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
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Live Event
Virtual Event

2:00pm    Welcome and Opening Remarks

2:15pm    Keynote: Gigi Sohn

3:15pm    "Show Me The Money! Funding for Broadband Projects"

BEAD and RDOF dollars won’t solve the broadband world’s problems. Ken Demlow with HR Green Fiber + Broadband explains alternative funding opportunities for new fiber broadband networks.

4:15pm   "Digital Equity Starts at Home"

For every person to realize the full benefits of broadband connectivity, digital equity practices cannot fall by the wayside, despite its under-funding and the still-widespread lack of understanding of what it means and how it can transform communities. CBAN’s Jon Willow and Brianna Dillavou share steps communities can take with new or existing resources to help their residents become effective users of broadband to improve their lives and create meaningful new opportunities for local prosperity.

5:00pm   IAMU 2024 Broadband Conference Opening Ceremonies

CBAN Spring Summit attendees are also welcome for this networking reception, which includes beverages and light appetizers. It's a great way to get to know provider practitioners, representatives of Iowa’s 29 municipal broadband utilities!

Stoney Creek Hotel Des Moines
5291 Stoney Creek Ct
Johnston , IA 50131