ConnectRI Broadband Summit

National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Thursday, June 1, 2023 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Live Event

The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns, and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration invite you to the Internet for All: ConnectRI Broadband Summit in Newport.

This day-long workshop will bring together critical stakeholders in Rhode Island from the federal, state, and local governments, Tribes, industry, and other key collaborators to discuss coordination on broadband efforts as the state prepares to receive significant broadband funds from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

Connecting all people in Rhode Island to affordable, reliable high-speed internet is critical to our state's economic development and this event will provide an opportunity for us to discuss ways we can work together to efficiently and effectively utilize federal dollars to close the digital divide. Check back here for updates and agenda topics.

Additional Details

There is no fee to attend this event. Registration for virtual participation will open on May 11. Lunch will be provided. If you have any special dietary needs, please contact Julia Pulidindi at (202) 748-7878 or by Friday, May 19, 2023.

Upon request, accommodations for individuals with disabilities will be provided by calling (202) 748-7878 or emailing by Friday, May 19, 2023.

Also upon request, voice interpretation services will be made available by contacting Julia Pulidindi at (202) 748-7878 or by Friday, May 19, 2023.

For those requiring overnight accommodations, a room block is available at the Sonesta Selected Newport Middletown. You can make reservations by copying and pasting the link below into your browser or calling the reservation line at 1.800.SONESTA. Please reference the NTIA group or provide the room block code (2305NATION) when calling. Please note there are two rate: one for May 31 and one for June 1. To ensure you receive the negotiated rate, please book your room(s) by May 22.¤cy=USD&depart=2023-06-02&group=2305NATION&hotel=32734&level=hotel&locale=en-US&rooms=1


Community College of Rhode Island
One John H. Chafee Blvd Newport Campus
Newport , RI 02840