NTIA’s BroadbandUSA technical assistance team workshop Aug 21

It’s in Iowa – but it looks interesting…

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s BroadbandUSA program is holding an in-depth Technical Assistance Workshop on broadband planning and funding at the Des Moines, Iowa, Public Library on Monday, August 21, 2017.

Broadband is a critical driver of American prosperity and economic growth. As a result, state and local governments are seeking ways to expand broadband access and digital inclusion to attract jobs, improve healthcare and increase education in their communities. If you answer “yes” to the following questions, please consider attending this workshop:

  • Does your community need more robust broadband?
  • Do you want to learn more about how to plan and fund broadband infrastructure access in your community?
  • Do you need help getting started or make sure you are on the right path?

BroadbandUSA’s half-day workshop will provide a deep dive into planning and funding a broadband infrastructure project. Our technical assistance team has substantial public and private sector experience in broadband deployment and implementation and will use this knowledge to guide attendees through the planning and funding process.

The Technical Assistance Workshop is free to attend but registration is encouraged, as seating is limited.

Register now – space is limited!

When:   Monday, August 21, 2017; from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CDT.

Who:     The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (U.S. Department of Commerce). Experts from NTIA’s BroadbandUSA technical assistance team will lead the workshop.

Where: The Des Moines Public Library
1000 Grand Avenue, Meeting Room
Des Moines, IA 50309

Cost:     There is no cost to attend this session.

Register: You may register using this link. Seating is limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Have questions? Email broadbandusa@ntia.doc.gov

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About Ann Treacy

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

One thought on “NTIA’s BroadbandUSA technical assistance team workshop Aug 21

  1. Can’t make the drive today. Here are some archives of previous meetings that might be helpful:

    In September 2014, NTIA/BroadbandUSA hosted a workshop in Minneapolis https://www2.ntia.doc.gov/remarks_chief_staff_reynolds_broadband_workshop_09042014 
    Last year, BBUSA held a workshop in Montana that was delivered in webcast and is available in our archive – https://www.ntia.doc.gov/08312016-big-sky-webcast-archive 
    There’s an archived copy of a workshop held in California in November 2015 – https://www.ntia.doc.gov/other-publication/2015/11172015-california-broadband-workshop-webcast-archive
    Previously recorded webinars are available  at https://www2.ntia.doc.gov/webinars (March 2017 discussed Federal funding)
    The  tool kits and guides https://www2.ntia.doc.gov/resources may be useful as well as the technical assistance https://www2.ntia.doc.gov/technical_assistance team who can meet with you via phone conference to discuss your broadband needs or issues, and the possibility of a workshop in Minnesota or surrounding area in the future. (Right now they don’t have a workshop scheduled for Minnesota.)

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