American Broadband Congress - BEAD & Beyond in 2024

Presented by Cablefax

JUNE 13, 2024 | Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

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Join Us at the American Broadband Congress

This elevated conference is a must-attend event for stakeholders participating in the $42.45 billion Broadband Equity and Access and Deployment (BEAD) program, aimed at expanding high-speed internet accessibility across the USA. The agenda encompasses case studies of prosperous public-private collaborations, real-time updates from regulators, operators, local/state broadband officers, as well as other vested parties who are developing their own strategic plans for navigating the upcoming broadband milestones. American Broadband Congress is the only conference providing both structured and unstructured opportunities for the different players in this marketplace to meaningfully connect with goal of coming away with tangible, actionable results.

Who Should Attend

  • Broadband providers
  • Rural electric Co-ops
  • Telephone Co-ops
  • Municipal Broadband Offices
  • State Broadband Offices
  • Tribal Connectivity
  • Regulators
  • Attorneys
  • Broadband builders
  • Data Intelligence Services
  • Media Analysts
  • Data Researchers
  • Broadband Associations
  • Consultants

SPEAKERS

  • Cristina Chou

    Cristina Chou

    VP, Federal Affairs
  • David Kramer

    David Kramer

    Senior Director, Corporate Strategy
  • Ross Lieberman

    Ross Lieberman

    SVP, Government Affairs
  • Michael P. O'Rielly

    Michael P. O'Rielly

    Former FCC Commissioner, Adjunct Senior Fellow
  • Joseph Wender

    Joseph Wender

    Director, Capital Projects Fund

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

  1. 10:00 am

    Registration

    Registration opens and networking begins at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

  2. 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Morning Sessions

    Opening Keynote – To be confirmed!

    On the Ground – Dive deep into the heart of BEAD, as experts share their first-hand experiences navigating the process applying for some of the initial grants, as well as  communications with various state broadband offices. They’ll share what they’re seeing from the ground level, including differences in approaches across the nation, tips for structuring bids, and overcoming the challenges in competing for a share of government funding.

    Public-Private Partnership Case Studies – Unlock the secrets to successful collaboration as we listen to entities uniting forces to revolutionize broadband delivery. Gain valuable insight into what has worked, what hasn't, and discover how a similar blueprint could transform your BEAD grant application.

  3. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Networking Lunch

  4. 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Afternoon Sessions

    State Perspectives - Leaders in the trenches take the stage to provide updates on their latest BEAD endeavors and how you can benefit  from their experiences.

    Affordable Access: Low-Cost Broadband Solutions - With BEAD funding intricately linked to providing affordable options and the looming possibility of the ACP program discontinuation, our experts will dissect available alternatives and innovative approaches to meet this critical provision.

  5. 4:00 pm

    Closing Remarks

Pricing

  • Book by February 28, 2024
    Pay $399/person
  • Book by April 24, 2024
    Pay $499/person
  • Book by event date
    Pay $599/person
  • Vendor pass
    Pay $2,500

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Venue

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center - 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

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Sponsors

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ACA Connects

Sponsor This Program

Interested in sponsoring the first annual American Broadband Congress?
Contact Ellen Kamhi, Director of Sales at [email protected] 

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