WEBCAST SEP 26 – From the Ground Up: Broadband Mapping By and For Communities 

YouTubeOn Monday September 26 2022 at 3-4:15pm EDT (19:00-20:15 UTC) the Benton Institute for Broadband & Society and the National Broadband Mapping Coalition host a panel ‘From the Ground Up: Broadband Mapping By and For Communities‘. United States communities and states are collecting data on local broadband availability as the Federal Communications Commission rolls out the Broadband Data Collection (BDC) program. BDC data will be used to determine the allocation and distribution of funding to states under the $42.5 billion Broadband Access Equity and Deployment (BEAD) program. Panelists will discuss these community data collection and mapping efforts, highlighting promising approaches for collaboration and best practices for speed test surveys. We will also discuss how states and communities can be best prepared for the challenge process to ensure they have access to the federal funds they need to address broadband availability.

PANEL
Eduard Bartholme, Senior Outreach Director, Broadband Data Task Force, Federal Communications Commission
Shayna Englin, Director, California Community Foundation Digital Equity Initiative
Lonnie Hamilton III, Broadband Planner, Office of Broadband, Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)
Sarah Morris, Senior Advisor, Office of the Assistant Secretary, NTIA
Lai Yi Ohlsen, Data Scientist, Measurement Lab
Brian Whitacre, Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, Oklahoma State University

MODERATOR
Dustin Loup, Program Manager,National Broadband Mapping Coalition

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SIMULCAST
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LINKS
VA Map – commonwealth-connection.com
Brian Whitacre & Christina Biedny- A preview of the broadband fabric: Opportunities and issues for researchers and policymakers 
Brian Whitacre – The Broadband Serviceable Location Fabric, Rural America and Agriculture
Brian Whitacre – New Broadband Maps are Coming. Will Agriculture Be Left Behind Again?
FCC Broadband Data Collection
FCC BDC Challenge overview