Next Steps for IIJA Broadband Programs

Schools Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition

Thursday, February 24, 2022 - 1:00pm
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Virtual Event

On February 4, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) received comments on how to distribute more than $48 billion in broadband funding under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). With the Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment (BEAD) Program, the Digital Equity Act, and the Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure (MMBI) Grant Program all in the mix, there’s a lot to discuss. Tune in for the SHLB Coalition’s webinar to understand recommendations from different stakeholders, key disputes, and potential challenges that will impact how the NTIA administers these historic broadband programs.

  • Michelle Frisque, consultant, American Library Association; principal, Michelle Frisque Consulting Group, LLC
  • Jen Leasure, president and CEO, The Quilt
  • Andrew Schwartzman, senior counselor, Benton Institute for Broadband & Society

ModeratorJohn Windhausen, executive director, SHLB Coalition