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4th Annual Virtual Broadband Summit

August 3 @ 9:00 am 12:00 pm

The North State Planning and Development Collective at California State University, Chico invites you to attend its 4th Annual Virtual Broadband Summit!

Access to reliable broadband is critical to the way we live, work and do business. Join regional, state and federal leaders in broadband to learn more about the initiatives, policies and programs affecting North State broadband. The North State Planning and Development Collective at California State University, Chico invites you to attend its 4th Annual Virtual Broadband Summit! Register today!

Special thank you to our Gold Sponsors: AT&T and Frontier and to our Community Sponsor, Charter Communications

Welcome by Jason Schwenkler, Executive Director North State Planning and Development Collective; Manager, Northeastern and Upstate California Connect Broadband Consortia.

Golden State Connect: An Overview and Project Area Update by Barbara Hayes, Chief Economic Development Officer, Rural Counties Representatives of California

Legislation and Policy Update by Sunne Wright-McPeak, President and CEO, California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF)

Affordable Connectivity Program Overview by Diana Coho, Consumer Affairs and Outreach Division, Federal Communications Commission and Susan Walters, VP, California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF)

Regional Project Funding and Deployment: Learn more about Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) and California Advance Services Fund (CASF) projects, and updated timeline for funding in our Consortia Region by Robert Osborn, Director, Communications Division, California Public Utilities Commission.

Broadband for All Update by Scott Adams, Deputy Director of Broadband and Digital Literacy, California Department of Technology.

California State Middle Mile Update by Mark Monroe, Deputy Director, Broadband Middle-Mile Initiative, California Department of Technology

Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program Update by Scott Adams and Rob Osborn.

For additional information, email Alice Patterson at ampatterson@csuchico.edu;

www.nspdc.csuchico.edu

$25