Many local leaders across Appalachia have had significant broadband work added to their plates recently. If it feels like you have been asked to become a broadband expert overnight — we’re here to help. Understanding the vast array of broadband funding opportunities available and knowing how to navigate the partnerships and strategies required to ensure your community is served doesn’t need to be your job alone.
The Appalachian Regional Commission, in partnership with the National Broadband Resource Hub, is offering a Zoom-in broadband bootcamp of one-hour sessions over six weeks that will cover everything about broadband that local leaders need to know. Each session will also have plenty of time for people to ask questions of the broadband experts specific to their community’s unique situation.
The sessions will cover foundational broadband knowledge, an overview of the typical broadband planning process, funding and financing, partnership structures and strategies, broadband mapping and data, as well as digital inclusion.
Attendees just need to register once to attend any or all of the sessions.
For more information and to Register, follow this link.