Date/Time: Thursday, December 9, 12:15 – 2:15 p.m. ET

Presented by the State & Local and Wireline Committees

This program will be held virtually via the Zoom platform.


12:15 – 12:20 p.m.     Welcome and Introduction

12:20 – 1:20 p.m.       Federal Agencies

Representatives of federal agencies charged with distributing broadband funding, including the Department of the Treasury, the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and federal practitioners assisting broadband providers seeking to deploy in rural and hard-to-serve areas, will describe the funding programs available and discuss current and upcoming federal efforts to disburse that funding to entities responsible for broadband deployment and lessons learned from prior federal broadband funding programs.

L. Charles Keller, Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP

Scott D. Woods, Director, Office of Minority Broadband Initiatives, Office of Internet Connectivity and Growth, National Telecommunications & Information Administration, Dept. of Commerce
Jeffrey Sural, Senior Broadband Policy Advisor, Dept. of Treasury
Jennifer Holtz, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, JSI

Edyael Casaperalta, Senior Policy Advisor Rural Utilities Service, Dept. of Agriculture

1:20 – 2:15 p.m.         State Agencies

State broadband officials and state practitioners will discuss plans for allocating and awarding broadband funding, provide updates on “how it’s going” in their states for broadband deployment, and relate practice tips or lessons learned from prior efforts to fund broadband deployment.

Mark Trinchero, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Kyle Rosner, Deputy Broadband Advisor, Office of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam
Ray Wiseman, General Manager, Yakama Power
Diane Wells, Deputy Director, Office of Broadband Development, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
Joshua Hildebrandt, Director of Broadband Initiatives, Georgia Technology Authority


If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Hagerty at

COST: $135.00 for Private Sector Members; $50.00 for Government/Academic/Transitional/Retired Members; $95.00 for Non-Profit 501c3 Members; No charge for Law Student Members; $205.00 for Non-Members

Cancelations due no later than 24 hours prior to the program start time.

The FCBA has applied for 2.0 hours of MCLE credit from the VA Bar.  This program has not yet been approved.


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