Window of Opportunity: How EBS Spectrum Can Close the Digital Divide

Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition 

03/07/2019 - 15:00

"Window of Opportunity" will shine a light on the immense potential of the Educational Broadband Service (EBS) to address rural broadband access in even the most remote areas. The event includes an expert panel of current EBS license-holders and other groups using EBS to end the homework gap and digital divide as well as educators, rural Tribal Nations, and commercial partners seeking access to new EBS licenses. Panelists will share their success stories, and discuss how policymakers can enable others to follow suit:

  • Katherine Messier, Director of Development, North American Catholic Educational Programming Foundation
  • Gavin Leach, Vice President for Finance and Administration at Northern Michigan University
  • Mitchell Koep, Chief Executive Officer, A Better Wireless
  • SuAnn Witt, State E-Rate/Tech Project Coordinator, Nebraska Department of Education
  • Mariel Triggs, Chief Operating Officer, Mural Net
  • Moderator: John Windhausen Jr., Executive Director, SHLB Coalition


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