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Updates from BroadbandUSA

Mon, March 22, 2021

March Webinar Materials Are on the BroadbandUSA Website

On Wednesday, March 17, BroadbandUSA hosted its March webinar on NTIA’s Grant Programs in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. The recording from that webinar is available now on the NTIA YouTube channel.

The transcripts and slide presentation for this webinar are also available on the BroadbandUSA website. The materials are at the bottom of the page linked as PDFs.


NTIA Grants Webinar Series

Join NTIA for a webinar series starting in April 2021 focused on the three new broadband grant programs authorized and funded by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021: the Broadband Infrastructure Program, the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program, and the Connecting Minority Communities Program. These webinars are designed to help prospective applicants understand the grant programs and to assist applicants to prepare high quality grant applications.

Please visit the BroadbandUSA website for more information, registration, and updates.

NTIA Grants Webinar Series Schedule

April:

Broadband Infrastructure Deployment Grants Program (Infrastructure)

Register Here for April 14th Webinar

Register Here for April 15th Webinar


Tribal Broadband Connectivity Grants Program (Tribal)

Register here for April 21st Webinar

Register here for April 22nd Webinar


Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program (CMC)

Register Here for April 28th Webinar

Register Here for April 29th Webinar


May:

Infrastructure

Register Here for May 12th Webinar

Register Here for May 13th Webinar


Tribal

Register Here for May 19th Webinar

Register Here for May 20th Webinar


CMC

Register Here for May 26th Webinar

Register Here for May 27th Webinar


June:

Infrastructure

Register Here for June 9th Webinar

Register Here for June 10th Webinar


Tribal

Register Here for June 16th Webinar

Register Here for June 17th Webinar


CMC

Register Here for June 23rd Webinar

Register Here for June 24th Webinar


July:

Infrastructure

Register Here for July 14th Webinar

Register Here for July 15th Webinar


Tribal

Register Here for July 21st Webinar

Register Here for July 22nd Webinar


CMC

Register Here for July 28th Webinar

Register Here for July 29th Webinar


NTIA’s Minority Broadband Initiative and FCC Webinar

NTIA’s Minority Broadband Initiative and the Federal Communications Commission will be hosting a joint webinar for the FCC’s Women’s History Month Webinar Series.

Topic: Women’s History Month Webinar: Women of Color and the Technological Frontier

Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Time: 1:00 p.m. ET

Description: The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed both the potential of broadband connectivity and the remaining challenges of bringing disconnected communities online. It has also highlighted the social and economic inequities associated with lack of access. Much of the research on broadband connectivity and access lacks input from researchers representing minority communities and unconnected populations. Further, there is a need for greater input from minority researchers on proposed federal broadband policies and how they will affect America’s most digitally disenfranchised citizens.

For Women’s History Month, NTIA’s Minority Broadband Initiative and the Office of FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks are sponsoring a webinar featuring minority women on the technological frontier. The webinar will cover:

  • How digital exclusion affects the health, education, job opportunities, and social well-being of America’s most disenfranchised populations.

  • Effective research strategies to address remaining disparities in broadband access, adoption, and choice in the United States.

  • Research strategies that uncover the distinct and persistent disadvantages directly linked to lack of broadband access and digital exclusion.

The webinar can be live-streamed here and a recording will be available on our YouTube channel following the event.

Speakers:

  • Dr. Traci Morris, Executive Director, American Indian Policy Institute (AIPI), Arizona State University

  • Dr. Fallon Wilson, Vice President of Policy, Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC)

  • Dr. Blanca Gordo, Visiting Scholar, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues (ISSI) at University of California, Berkley

Moderator:

  • Dr. Francine E. Alkisswani, Minority Broadband Initiative, NTIA


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. Consult the BroadbandUSA website or email us for more information.