On January 21, 2021, Next Century Cities’ Policy Counsel for Local & State Initiatives, Corian Zacher, and Policy Associate, Lukas Pietrzak, led members and community advocates in a discussion about the basics of launching and resourcing broadband initiatives. This “Broadband 101” webinar covered a range of topics from identifying funding opportunities and improving broadband mapping data to COVID-19 response measures and the new Biden-Harris Administration priorities. The conversation addressed the diverse needs of municipalities across the country and included a wide range of solutions that could be adapted for any community working to close the digital divide. 

Check out our recording of the webinar here. You can view the accompanying handout here. Stay tuned throughout 2021 as our team leads more virtual learning sessions to support community leaders in their efforts to bring fast, affordable, and reliable broadband to every household.