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Community BroadbandUSA Connectivity Initiative Workshop and Webinars

March 16, 2016

NTIA, through the BroadbandUSA program, will hold a half-day workshop on March 22, 2016, to engage stakeholders in developing meaningful measures for community broadband access, adoption, policy and use as part of its efforts to develop the Community Connectivity Initiative.  The Community Connectivity Initiative will provide a framework to enable local leaders to better assess their community connectivity and strengthen efforts to align broadband technology with local policies and priorities.  The Community Connectivity Initiative will include a number of program elements, including an online tool that allows communities to assess their broadband capacity and readiness.  Stakeholder participation is critical to the design and implementation of the self-assessment tool.  NTIA will convene this workshop to provide opportunities for participants to share insights and suggestions on the design of the program.   NTIA also announces two webinars to provide additional information on the Community Connectivity Initiative.

The Community Connectivity Initiative Workshop will be held on March 22, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon, Pacific Daylight Time in Seattle, WA. See the Federal Register notice for further details.

POST-WORKSHOP WEBINARS: NTIA’s BroadbandUSA Program will host a number of webinar meetings to provide information on the “Community Connectivity Initiative” and to invite further engagement.  Webinars are scheduled for:

March 24th 2:00 -3:00 pm ET/11:00 am PT

  • URL:
  • Conference number: PW7454419
  • Audience passcode: 6574474
  • Participants can join the event directly here
  • Alternative dial-in number: 1-888-790-3325
  • To access the Net replays of this call, all parties may join here

April 12th  2:00 -3:00 pm ET/11:00 am PT

See information on a related event, the 03/21/2016 Digital Northwest Broadband Summit