Grow2Gig+ Webinar Series

SHLB prioritizes being your resource for anchor institution broadband. That's why SHLB is happy to host webinars featuring key industry leaders and researchers around the topics in our Broadband Action Plan.

Watch the most recent recording while it's available!


State Broadband Programs

June 27, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET


Register for Free


NTIA launched the State Broadband Initiative (SBI) in 2009 to encourage state entities to advance broadband and information technology into their state and local economies. Almost ten years later, what states have taken up the challenge to adopt their own broadband initiatives? Join our webinar as we explore the successes of recent state funded broadband networks and how you can work with your state to connect your schools, libraries, and health clinics. The webinar will feature Colorado's success story with Anthony (Tony) Neal-Graves, Executive Director of the Colorado Broadband Office, and Jordan Beezley, Broadband Deployment Director, as well as the perspective of other state broadband leaders. John Windhausen, SHLB Executive Director, will provide an overview of state broadband programs and point to various successful models. Stanley Adams, Director of Broadband Initiatives for Kansas' Department of Commerce, will moderate the conversation and provide insight from his own state experience. Learn how your state can support greater broadband connectivity for all!

Meet the Panel

  • Moderator: Stanley Adams, Director of Broadband Initiatives, Kansas Department of Commerce
  • Anthony (Tony) Neal-Graves, Executive Director of the Colorado Broadband Office
  • Jordan Beezley, Broadband Deployment Director of the Colorado Broadband Office
  • John Windhausen, Executive Director, SHLB Coalition


SHLB webinars are free and open to the public.

Please note that we do have a cap of 100 people on our webinars. If you are unable to join, a recording will be available shortly after the live webinar.


Thank You to Our Grow2Gig+ Webinar Sponsor!

Womble Bond


  • 11 am ET, June 27, 2018 - State Broadband Programs
  • 11 am ET, July 12, 2018 - How EBS Impacts Anchor Institutions



Webinar recordings will be available to the public for one month. After that, only full members will have access. Learn more about full member benefits. 


May 2018

SHLB E-rate Fiber Webinar
(slides available here)

Watch the Recording


The FCC modernized its E-rate policies in 2014 to encourage greater build-out of fiber to rural schools and libraries. But the implementation of these policies has been fraught with difficulty, and many E-rate fiber applications requesting Special Construction Charges have been denied. Moderator Brian Davidson, President of Clarity Solutions, Inc., guided our panel, as they walked through the current and future E-rate fiber landscape. Evan Marwell, CEO and Founder of EducationSuperHighway, reviewed the data on denied applications and ESH's recent initiative Cathy Benham, Director of E-rate Consulting Services at CSM Consulting, Inc. provided her perspective as an E-rate consultant from one of the largest E-rate consulting firms in the country. Watch this webinar recording on E-rate Fiber's current state of affairs as well as what the future holds.

Meet the Panel

  • Brian Davidson, President, Clarity Solutions, Inc.
  • Evan Marwell, CEO and Founder, EducationSuperHighway
  • Cathy Benham, Director, E-rate Consulting Services, CSM Consulting, Inc.