WATCH WEBINAR: Broadband Data & Mapping: Federal Action & Developments

The Western Governors’ Association hosted the webinar, Broadband Data & Mapping: Federal Action & Developments, on Nov. 15.

The webinar is part of a series in conjunction with the Reimagining the Rural West Initiative of WGA Chair and North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum. The Chairman’s Initiative is examining challenges and opportunities in rural economic development, including a strong focus on promoting digital connectivity to rural communities.

Panelists discussed the Federal Communications Commission’s ongoing Digital Opportunity Data Collection project, legislative efforts to improve broadband data and mapping, and a National Telecommunications & Information Administration-led pilot project to map broadband coverage using state data. Panelists included:

  • Brent Legg, VP of Government Affairs, Connected Nation (moderator)
  • Kirk Burgee, Chief of Staff, Wireline Competition Bureau – Federal Communications Commission
  • Jerry Leverich, Senior Counsel, House Energy & Commerce Committee
  • John Lin, Professional Staff, Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee
  • Tim Moyer, Program Manager, National Telecommunications & Information Administration

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