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You Are Invited To Join NTIA's BroadbandUSA Practical Broadband Conversations Webinar: 3/21

March 13, 2018View for printing

Topic: Public-Private Partnerships: Delivering Broadband Solutions for America's Communities

Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Time: 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. ET

Overview: Join BroadbandUSA for a practical conversation on broadband public-private partnerships and how to create successful partnerships for different types of projects and communities. Learn about the successes, challenges, and risks as well as specific details on implementation and management steps. Our speakers will high- light their experiences with public- private partnerships in deploying broadband networks, implementing smart cities, powering the Internet of Things, and creating digital inclusion projects.


* Danielle DuMerer, Chief Information Officer and Commissioner, Department of Innovation & Technology, City of Chicago

* Kara Silbernagel, Pitkin County, Colorado & Evan Biagi, Vice President of Colorado Operations, Mammoth Networks, Inc.

* James Fortune, Town of Cranberry Isles, Maine & Mark Ouelette, President, Axiom Technologies

* Dennis Gakunga, Chief Sustainability Officer, Economic Development Department, City of Chula Vista, CA

Please pre-register for the webinar using this registration link ... 19906292738 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Want to access past Practical Broadband Conversations webinars?

Visit our webinar archives for past presentations, transcripts and audio recordings.

Who are we?

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is the principal advisor to the administration on telecommunications and information policy issues. NTIA, through its BroadbandUSA program, works to further the deployment and use of broadband and other technologies across America.

How does BroadbandUSA do?

BroadbandUSA serves as a trusted and neutral strategic advisor, working with federal, state and local government, community, and industry leaders working to advance smart community and broadband public-private partnerships designed to attract new employers, create quality jobs, improve educational opportunities, increase health outcomes and advance public safety. Click on the links below for more information.

Educate. Arm stakeholders with solution-neutral guides and tools that help them engage in more effective discussions with broadband partners and providers

Convene. Lead workshops and events to advance the conversation and share lessons learned regarding broadband connectivity and digital inclusion

Assist. Provide technical assistance to stakeholders seeking support for their broadband and smart city projects

How can BroadbandUSA help?

BroadbandUSA works in a number of areas to remove barriers to broadband deployment and enhance connectivity through its work on

Broadband Interagency Working Group ... rking-group NTIA and USDA's Rural Utility Service co-lead BIWG's work to enhance broadband deployment by streamlining federal broadband permitting, enhance broadband funding information and leveraging federal. Agency contacts are available here ... 26_2018.pdf State Broadband Leaders Network. SBLN is a community of practitioners who work on state broadband initiatives. Is your state involved? Check here ... 7262017.pdf

Smart City and Smart Ag and Rural. NTIA works with NIST's Global City's Team Challenge to help lead the Public WiFi and Ag and Rural Superclusters. Learn more here

One-on-One and Group Technical Assistance. Email us at, if you are interested in technical assistance.

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