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Monday, February 28 • 11:35am - 12:30pm
Once In A Generation Broadband Boost. Can Government Overcome The Hurdles and Close The Gap?

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The pandemic forced America to realize what State of the Net has been urging for 18 years — the Internet is really, really important. In recent months, Congress has passed once in a generation legislation designed to make sure that all Americans can benefit from broadband Internet. The Infrastructure Law provides funding for broadband access initiatives. Several other laws provide significant funds for broadband affordability. Multiple federal and state government agencies will need to do some heavy lifting to make it all work. It is a massive undertaking and the clock is literally ticking. And there are lots of hurdles. Our panel will explore what it will take to close the gap.

Moderators
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Amy Schatz

Vice President, Glen Echo Group, LLC.

Speakers
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Joseph Wender

Director, Capital Projects Fund, U.S. Department of Treasury
avatar for Kathryn de Witt

Kathryn de Witt

Project Director, Broadband Access Initiative, The Pew Charitable Trusts
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Paul Garnett

Founder & CEO, The Vernonburg Group
avatar for Russ Hanser

Russ Hanser

Director of Communications, Policy Initiatives, NTIA


Monday February 28, 2022 11:35am - 12:30pm EST
Convene 600 14th Street Northwest, 4th Floor, Washington, DC, 20005