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 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 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.


Scott D. Woods, Team Lead, CMC Pilot Program, Senior Broadband Program Specialist, Office of Internet Connectivity and Growth, National Telecommunications & Information Administration, Dept. of Commerce
Jeffrey Sural, Senior Broadband Policy Advisor, Dept. of Treasury
[TBA], 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.

Angie Dickison, Executive Director, Office of Broadband Development, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
Roberto Gallardo, Ph.D., Acting Director, Next Level Broadband Connections, Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs
Kyle Rosner, Deputy Broadband Advisor, Office of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam
Ray Wiseman, General Manager, Yakama Power
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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