EVENT: Broadband Leadership Webinar Series: Creating Successful Broadband Infrastructure Projects

A message from the Broadband Team at Blandin Foundation…

The coronavirus pandemic has made it clear that access to broadband is necessary for everyone. Communities cannot merely hope that a comprehensive broadband solution will be delivered to their doorsteps; local leaders must take an active role to ensure their community’s long-term broadband needs are met — that broadband is an asset, not a constraint.

To help, Blandin Foundation is offering a new Broadband Leadership Webinar Series: Creating Successful Broadband Projects. Webinars will be offered every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 9:00 am beginning March 31, and will run for five weeks. Sessions will be recorded and posted to our website and the Blandin on Broadband blog for ongoing access. Registration is not required. Simply click the link to join the webinar.

Participants will learn about broadband infrastructure project planning best practices and tips for partnering effectively with ISPs and units of government, working with broadband consultants, and successfully applying for public funds.

  • March 31
    Series Overview
    A review of the entire broadband development process. https://zoom.us/j/607332007
  • April 2
    Setting the Vision
    The hows and whys of developing a shared community broadband vision to engage community leaders, citizens, and broadband provider partners. https://zoom.us/j/829313397
  • April 7
    Broadband 101
    An introduction to various broadband technologies highlighting capabilities, liabilities, and comparative costs of each. https://zoom.us/j/308862200
  • April 9
    Community Broadband Surveys
    An overview of broadband surveys including a comparison of random sample surveys and canvassing techniques, key questions, the importance of GIS mapping technology, and data ownership considerations. https://zoom.us/j/290569587
  • April 14
    Broadband Mapping
    An introduction to broadband mapping data sources, with demonstration of various GIS capabilities for data display and grant eligibility determination. Strategies for challenging broadband map data will be discussed. https://zoom.us/j/246328169
  • April 16
    Ownership Models and Provider Partnerships
    An overview of models concerning network ownership and operations providing options for working with existing and prospective partners. https://zoom.us/j/560434824
  • April 21 Feasibility Studies
    Presentation and discussion of the key elements of broadband feasibility study design, implementation, and use; including tips on selecting a consultant. https://zoom.us/j/480704463
  • April 23
    Federal and State Broadband Finance Programs
    An overview of existing and emerging broadband finance programs. https://zoom.us/j/287394948
  • April 28
    Local Broadband Finance Options
    An introduction to the finance tools available to cities, counties, and towns to assist in broadband development. https://zoom.us/j/822263677
  • April 30
    Making it Happen: Determining your Community’s Best Option
    Strategies for success. https://zoom.us/j/907531735

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