How to Bridge the Rural Broadband Gap Once and For All

EDT
Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Virtual Webinar

Despite years of effort and billions of dollars, many parts of rural America remain stubbornly unconnected to robust broadband networks, because unlike dense urban and suburban markets, widely dispersed populations in rural areas simply cannot be served profitably with conventional technologies. Thankfully, broadband likely will be included in a legislative package that aims to significantly upgrade America’s infrastructure.

But many questions remain: What are achievable goals for rural broadband infrastructure, and how much would it cost? How do we ensure limited funds are spent most effectively? What are the lessons from past and ongoing efforts to connect the unconnected? How do we reconcile a subsidy program with dynamic new broadband technologies, like low-orbit satellite services?

ITIF hosted a discussion with leading experts on how to resolve these questions and bridge the rural broadband gap once and for all.

04/01/2021 12:0004/01/2021 13:00America/New_YorkITIF Event: How to Bridge the Rural Broadband Gap Once and For AllVirtual WebinarMore information: https://itif.org/events/2021/04/01/how-bridge-rural-broadband-gap-once-and-allMM/DD/YYYY
Speakers: 
Burton Eller
Legislative Director
National Grange
Panelist
Paul Garnett
Founder and CEO
The Vernonburg Group
Panelist
Carol Mattey
Founder & Former Deputy Chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau
Mattey Consulting LLC & FCC
Panelist
Marc A. Paul
Vice President of Policy
Charter Communications
Panelist
Doug Brake
Director, Broadband and Spectrum Policy
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Moderator