Leveraging Public Assets to Accelerate Broadband Deployment

National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Department of Commerce

05/15/2019 - 14:00 to 15:00

State and local governments are developing new policies that provide access to rights-of-way and leverage assets in order to incentivize broadband deployment. While it is in the public’s interest to speed up access to broadband, it is a balancing act. Policymakers need to consider cost, aesthetics, digital equity, and environmental mandates. Join BroadbandUSA and learn how local, state, and federal leaders are creating broadband access all.


  • Antonia Graham, Assistant City Manager and Energy and Sustainability Manager, City of Huntington Beach, California
  • Lynne Yocom, Fiber Optics Manager, Utah Department of Transportation
  • Jennifer Duane, Broadband Program Specialist, NTIA, BroadbandUSA


  • Katherine Bates, Manager of State and Local Partnerships, NTIA, BroadbandUSA