The billions of dollars allocated by the recent federal infrastructure bill will pass through states before being deployed. In order to take advantage of those funds, each state will need to have its own broadband office and a mechanism for getting those dollars out the door and into the hands of providers who will fill the gaps. Some states have very healthy broadband offices while others are lacking. Now, two national organziations are stepping forward to provide some guidelines for states on how to best use those federal funds.
The Fiber Broadband Association and the NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association collaborted to create a "Broadband Infrastructure Playbook" to help state broadband offices make efficient and effective use of the federal broadband infrastructure money. The two groups are holding a webinar on March 4th to review the playbook, which will be made available to participants at the conclusion of the webinar.
CLICK HERE to register for the webinar. For more information about the announcement, CLICK HERE to read the announcement.
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