Here are the notes, video and materials from yesterday’s webinar…
Join Laura Breeden from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to learn more about their BroadbandUSA program, and their role in coordinating the President’s overall Broadband Initiative, including the anticipated White House-hosted broadband summit. Hear about the newly formed Broadband Opportunity Council, and opportunities for citizen-champions to provide input and feedback to the mapping of broadband-related work being undertaken by the federal government.
Laura Breeden, Program Director for Public Computing and Broadband Adoption, joined NTIA in May 2009 to lead the public computing and sustainable broadband adoption components of the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP), a $4.7 billion competitive grant program that is part of the Recovery Act. Under her leadership, BTOP awarded more than $450 million for projects to make 21st century computer and Internet services more available, affordable, and useful. More than $250 million of these funds support “sustainable broadband adoption” projects in low-income urban and rural areas throughout the US. Since 1983, Ms. Breeden has worked in the public, private and non-profit sectors to advance the use of modern digital communications for the public good. Ms. Breeden holds a B.A. in Urban Studies and Education from Oberlin College.