WASHINGTON, April 26, 2022 – The annual broadband conference Mountain Connect 2022 is set to kick off in just a little under a month on May 23.
Since the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a renewed focus on digital equity that has been brought to the forefront of infrastructure discussions, as once-in-a-lifetime funding opportunities have been made available to underserved and unserved communities. The digital divide is increasingly becoming a household phrase as more communities seek to improve their access to broadband.
This year at Mountain Connect, the Infrastructure, Investment and Jobs Act’s Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment program — administered by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration — will be center stage, and experts from across the industry will be featured on panels to discuss their experiences and expertise.
Featured speakers include Detroit’s Director of Digital Inclusion Joshua Edmonds, Fiber Broadband Association President and CEO Gary Bolton, and Broadband.Money Founder and CEO Jase Wilson, alongside dozens of others from across the industry – bringing knowledge from both private and public backgrounds.
The conference will run from May 23 to May 25. Events will cover topics including the BEAD program, emerging technologies, and community broadband.