Nevada Broadband Workshop 2019

Event Time: Fri, January 11, 2019 09:00 AM
Type Of Event: Workshop
Event Location: Carson City, NV

National Telecommunications and Information Administration Nevada Broadband Workshop Notice

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NTIA's BroadbandUSA Program will host a Broadband Workshop in Carson City, Nevada on January 11, 2019. The purpose of the Workshop is to engage the public and stakeholders with information to accelerate broadband connectivity, improve digital inclusion, and support local priorities. The Workshop will provide information on topics including local broadband planning, funding, and engagement with service providers. Speakers and attendees from Nevada, federal agencies, and across the country will come together to explore ways to facilitate the expansion of broadband capacity, access, and utilization.

The Broadband Workshop will be held in Carson City, Nevada at the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau, 401 South Carson Street, Carson City, NV 89701.

For further information please contact Janice Wilkins, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 4878, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-5791; email:broadbandusaevents@ntia.doc.gov. Please direct media inquiries to NTIA's Office of Public Affairs, (202) 482-7002; email:press@ntia.doc.gov.

Hotel Information:
If you require lodging for the Nevada Broadband Workshop, contact the:

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Carson City
4055 N. Carson St.
Carson City, NV 89706

In order to receive the $109 per night room rate, call the Holiday Inn directly 775-283-4055 and ask for the Nevada Broadband Group rate. This rate is effective through December 20, 2018.


9:00 - 9:15 a.m.


9:15 a.m.


  • Douglas Kinkoph, Associate Administrator, Office of Telecommunications and Information Administration, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce

  • Jojo Myers Campos, State Broadband Development Manager, Nevada Governor's Office of Science, Innovation, and Technology

9:30 a.m.

Opening Remarks

  • David Redl, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and Administrator, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce

9:45 a.m.

KEYNOTE - U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto

10:00 a.m.

Planning a Community Broadband Roadmap

Community leaders are uniquely qualified to assist in developing a community broadband vision and goals. In order to implement this vision, a broadband planning process should be undertaken. NTIA staff will provide guidance and tips for moving from vision to goals as well as providing insights about partnership models and funding models that have delivered better broadband in communities across the U.S.

  • Scott Woods, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce

  • Andy Spurgeon, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce

11:45 a.m. -
12:45 p.m.

LUNCH – on your own

12:45 p.m.

Rights of Way and Federal Permitting

Federal and State agencies will share their advice and insights about how to work with federal land agencies and permitting authorities.

  • Karen Montgomery, National Program Lead, Hydropower & Communication Sites, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of Interior , U.S. Department of Interior

  • Hector Ortiz, Regional Manager, US Forest Service

  • Marc Hvegholm, Project Manager, Telecommunications Infrastructure Sharing Program, Traffic Operations, Nevada Department of Transportation

1:45 p.m.

Federal Broadband Funding Programs

The Federal Communications Commission and the U.S. Department of Agriculture will share information about funding opportunities for broadband, including information on the new ReConnect Program.

  • Philip V. Cowee, State Director, U.S. Department of Agriculture Nevada State Office (invited)

  • Rocky Chenelle State of Nevada General Field Representative (GFR) for Telecommunications, U.S. Department of Agriculture

  • Federal Communications Commission (invited)

2:45 p.m.

Open Q&A

3:00 p.m.