NOFO FOMO? Unpacking NTIA's $42 Billion Broadband equity, Access, and Deployment Notice

Technology Policy Institute

Tuesday, May 31, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Virtual Event

The NTIA has released its Notice of Proposed Funding Opportunities (NOFO), which specifies how the $42.25 billion of BEAD funds will be allocated to the states, what types of services will be eligible to receive subsidies, and how the states should go about distributing funds. The rules laid out in the 98-page document will have large and lasting effects on broadband deployment and on how the federal and state governments will interact with broadband providers. This panel of experts will discuss the ins and outs of the NOFO and what it means for the BEAD funding applications from the 50 states and 6 eligible entities.

Panelists include:

  • Michelle ConnollyProfessor of the Practice, Economics Department, Duke University
  • Evan FeinmanDirector, Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment Program, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Sarah Oh LamSenior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute
  • Evelyn RemalyPartner, Wilkinson, Barker Knauer, LLP
  • Paroma SanyalSenior Consultant, The Brattle Group
  • Nicol Turner-LeeSenior Fellow, Governance Studies and Director, Center for Technology Innovation, The Brookings Institution
  • Scott Wallsten (moderator), President and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute