How Broadband Enhances Local Economies

November 20, 2020

How Broadband Enhances Local Economies

While communities adapt to the challenges brought about by the coronavirus pandemic, economic development in rural America has been hard hit, the difficulty exacerbated by the lack of broadband. Join BroadbandUSA on November 18 to hear how communities and broadband providers are working together to expand broadband access to residents and businesses to build resilient economies. Learn about the partnerships they developed, the plans they implemented, and how other communities can learn to stabilize and strengthen economies through increased broadband adoption.

Moderator: Don. C. Williams, PhD, Senior Specialist for Broadband Development, BroadbandUSA, National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA), Department of Commerce


Lauren Mathena, Director of Economic Development, Mid-Atlantic Broadband

Indraneel Kumar, PhD, AICP, Principal Regional Planner, Purdue Center for Regional Development

Josh Seidemann, Vice President of Policy, NTCA - The Rural Broadband Association