Broadband heads from 5 states listed community outreach, mapping, and program deadlines as top priorities for BEAD.
Space is extremely limited for the in-person event; Zoom in instead with the Broadband Breakfast community.
Leaders asked that providers share fiber routes for cost modeling.
While waiting for grant funding, state broadband leaders should work to engage and educate local communities.
State officials are responsible for the disbursal of federal broadband infrastructure funds, but many offices are understaffed.
Local communities understand their own needs, said Arkansas’s Glen Howie.
One day before the release of the broadband map, Digital Infrastructure Investment could not come on a more appropriate date.