Gigabit Communities Race to the Top Program: Free Webinar Aug 13

I thought folks might be interested in the following free webinar hosted by the FTTH Council…

Gigabit Communities Race to the Top Program
Join us for a Webinar on August 13th @ 3pm EDT

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now!

On July 23rd, the FTTH Council filed a petition asking the FCC to adopt a Gigabit Communities Race to the Top program, which has the potential to inject $1.5 billion into the deployment of all-fiber networks.

Many community anchor institutions are eligible to receive funds to support their broadband needs through separate mechanisms-schools and libraries through the E-Rate Program and hospitals and clinics through the Rural Health Care Program.  The petition filed on July 23rd, asked the Commission to devote a small portion of existing Universal Service funds to reward communities who address these multiple community connectivity issues holistically, ensuring the most “bang for the buck” by making that planning and deployment more efficient and cost-effective.

To read more about the petition, please go to the FTTH Council website or click here.

Our presenters will explain more about the petition and how you can help its adoption.

 

This entry was posted in Conferences, FCC, FTTH, Funding by Ann Treacy. Bookmark the permalink.

About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (blandinonbroadband.org), hosts a radio show on MN music (mostlyminnesota.com), supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (elimstrongtowershelters.org) and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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