The Role of States in Expanding Broadband Access


National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Department of Commerce

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

The majority of states across the country are increasing resources devoted to broadband deployment, supporting digital inclusion initiatives and focusing their attention towards broadband policy coordination across different state agencies. While there is no one size fits all, states are implementing innovative approaches to increase broadband access and adoption. Join BroadbandUSA in a conversation on how broadband is being implemented at the state level in addition to research by The Pew Charitable Trusts on state broadband programs and innovative approaches to help overcome the digital divide.


  •          Kathryn de Wit, Manager, Broadband Research Initiative, Pew Charitable Trusts
  •          Deana Perry, Executive Director, Georgia Rural Broadband Program
  •          Sunne Wright McPeak, President and CEO, California Emerging Technology Fund

Moderator:  Katherine Bates, Manager of State and Local Partnerships, BroadbandUSA

Please pre-register for the webinar using this registration link.   After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.