POSTPONED: Community Anchor Institution Connectivity Webinar

Western Governors’ Association

03/17/2020 - 12:00 to 13:30



The webinar, which will be held from noon-1:30 p.m. MT, is part of a series in conjunction with the Reimagining the Rural West Initiative of WGA Chair and North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum. The Chairman’s Initiative is examining challenges and opportunities in rural economic development, including a strong focus on promoting digital connectivity to rural communities.

Panelists will discuss federal programs that direct broadband investments to schools, libraries, hospitals, and community centers. These programs help provide much-needed connectivity to these crucial community hubs and can serve as the connectivity link for the surrounding area. The webinar will explore creative strategies to leverage anchor institutions and federal programs to drive further broadband investment in rural and low-income areas.

The webinar will be moderated by John Windhausen, Executive Director of the Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition. Panelists include:

  • Tammy Lange – Vice President of Sales, FatBeam
  • Garry Lough – Director of Government Relations West, Education Networks of America 
  • Andrew Moore – CIO, Boulder Valley School District