The NTIA is proposing a limited-equipment, limited-time exemption to purchasing American-made products.
The director of the middle mile program said applicants must show "climate resilience" to get funding.
Sarah Bleau, Middle Mile Program Director at NTIA, reminded attendees that the Middle Mile program is not for last-mile grants.
The event will be headlined by Sarah Bleau, middle mile program director at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.
State and federal broadband policy experts agreed that partnerships would be instrumental to spending $42.5 billion in broadband funds.