Preparing for the BEAD Program: Bringing Fiber-to-the-Home to Rural America

Presented by

Tom McGarry, Craig Culwell, Chris Barnes, Carl Meyerhofer, Nate Denny

About this talk

The BEAD program offers an exceptional opportunity to address the digital divide and provide broadband to everyone, everywhere. However, as internet connectivity expands farther into rural areas, new challenges will emerge that require collaboration among industry and state leaders to overcome. In this webinar, panelists will dive into some of the primary challenges they see in deploying broadband in rural areas, their impact on infrastructure development, and the strategies employed by industry leaders to overcome these obstacles. Speakers will include: Craig Culwell - Market Development – Network Connectivity & Cable, CommScope Christopher Barnes - Senior Grants Development Consultant, The Grants Office, LLC Carl Meyerhofer - SVP Business Development, Conexon Nate Denny - Deputy Secretary Division of Broadband & Digital Equity for North Carolina Moderated by Tom McGarry - VP of Standards, Telecommunications Industry Association Attendees will gain insights into how industry leaders prepare for BEAD and learn practical strategies to address the challenges states and operators face in utilizing BEAD funds.
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