Seizing this Historic Moment to Close the Broadband Access Gap

Heartland Forward, National Urban League, Land O'Lakes

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 1:30pm
Time Zone: 
Virtual Event

Discussion: States plans for leveraging federal infrastructure funding 

Kathryn de Wit
Project Director of the Broadband Access Initiative
at The Pew Charitable Trusts



Matt Schmit
Director of the Illinois Office of Broadband


Peter Voderberg
Chief of BroadbandOhio




Panel: Heartland mayors on closing the digital divide 

Emily Larson
Mayor of Duluth, MN

Frank Scott Jr.
Mayor of Little Rock, AR

Jim Strickland
Mayor of Memphis, TN


Deep Dive: Lessons from the past to inform our future 


Angie Cooper
Chief Program Officer at Heartland Forward



Blair Levin
Advisor to National Urban League,
former FCC chief of staff and former Executive Director
of the National Broadband Plan