Tech regulation is fast coming over the horizon. Companies everywhere are bracing for new privacy legislation and antitrust action, but much of the focus thus far has been on how the biggest tech firms will fare. What about the rest of the sector? How should the thousands of small, medium and enterprise-level tech companies prepare for this new regulatory landscape? Will changing policies bring about a more even playing field, or will growth be stunted for smaller businesses with fewer resources? How should the U.S.
Gina Raimondo, Secretary of the Department of Commerce
The Oregon Tribal Broadband Summit will host a facilitated Community Listening Session for the Oregon Broadband Office to receive Tribal input on program development for the Oregon Broadband Fund and Oregon’s allocation from the U.S. Treasury Capital Projects Fund (American Rescue Plan Act - ARPA).
Community Listening Sessions are the Oregon Broadband Office’s first opportunity to connect with stakeholders around the state regarding their experiences and challenges with internet connectivity, affordability and adoption. The feedback gathered from these sessions will help guide the Oregon Broadband Office as we develop programs, grant plans and program rules. These community listening sessions are the first of many the Broadband Office will facilitate, as funding sources continue to develop.
Recently, a historic investment was made to ensure that every American has access to reliable, high-speed internet. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which dedicates $65 billion to bridge the digital divide, includes $42.5 billion allocated for states, $14.2 billion to tackle affordability for qualified low income users, $2.75 billion to focus on digital literacy, $2 billion for rural broadband programs, $2 billion for Tribal broadband, $1 billion for middle-mile connections, and $600 million for tax exempt private activity bonds.
Hosted by the National Broadband Resource Hub and in conversation with Anna Read and Kathryn De Wit from the PEW Charitable Trust’s Broadband Access Initiative, this Hub Huddle will highlight elements that make up a good broadband plan, successful planning models from certain States, and more. Participants will also be able to raise their own questions and challenges for discussion and will walk away with key lessons learned for State broadband planning.
We live in an era defined by speed and change. All of the new technologies that make life easier, safer, and healthier require permanent availability and incredible data transfer speeds to deliver real-time results. 5G at its peak could be instrumental for developing applications unlike anything that exists today outside a wired or laboratory environment. Beyond faster speeds and low latency, 5G standards have a much higher connection density, allowing networks to handle immense numbers of connected devices.
The Broadband Communities Summit is the leading event for community leaders, multifamily property owners and network builders and deployers interested in the building, managing, marketing and monetizing of high-speed broadband technologies and services. It is focused on the successful delivery of high-speed broadband networks to communities – from multifamily properties to ultra-connected master-planned developments to the city or town where you live.
The White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence and Economic Opportunity Through Historically Black Colleges and Universities presents in collaboration with its federal partners, " Understanding how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will Improve Communities."
A whole of government approach that provides information, professional development, and technical assistance to further educate communities on the components of the legislation and how the implementation will impact their lives.
The Capital Projects Fund allocates $10 billion for eligible state, local and tribal governments to deploy broadband for remote work, education, and health monitoring in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency.
INCOMPAS CEO Chip Pickering and Joseph Wender, Director of the Capital Projects Fund at US Treasury, on the latest information on the Treasury grant program. During this webinar session, they will discuss updates to the award process, and what broadband providers can be doing now at the state and local level to plan for this upcoming funding program.