Blandin Webinar Sep 10: Universal Service Fund – Supporting broadband in rural places

Universal Service Fund – Supporting broadband in rural places

September 10 at 3 pm CDT

In the 1930’s, the federal government chose to ensure that everyone should be able to have a telephone.  The Universal Service Fund (USF) was a tool that emerged to make that happen.  Now the USF is being used increasingly to fund broadband networks and users.  Learn how communities and regions can collaboratively use this funding resource for network deployment and driving adoption.  Learn from top federal and state officials and an expert broadband practitioner about the legal uses of the funds and new creative strategies to leverage these dollars for greater community benefit.

Webinar speakers:

  • Joe Freddoso, Co-Founder and COO of Mighty River LLC, a telecommunications consulting firm.
  • Jonathan Chambers, Chief of Policy and Strategy, FCC
  • Mary Mehsikomer, Technology Integration Development and Outreach Facilitator, TIES
  • Jennifer Nelson, MN State Librarian

Cosponsored by the Office of Broadband Development

This entry was posted in Conferences, Funding, MN, Policy by Ann Treacy. Bookmark the permalink.

About Ann Treacy

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

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