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!


Federal Policy Overview Webinar

Feel a gap in your life now that the SHLB Annual Conference has moved to the Fall? Don't worry, you can still gain your federal broadband policy overview in our special bonus webinar!

Watch SHLB Executive Director John Windhausen's quick-fire conversations with industry experts for insight into the top issues for schools, libraries, and health providers across the country. Our experts covered the difficulties facing E-rate applications, the future of the Rural Health Care program, what the recent broadband funding in the omnibus legislation means for anchor institutions, and more. Watch this webinar recording to stay updated on the federal broadband landscape!


Setting the Scene

  • John Windhausen, Executive Director, SHLB Coalition

E-rate Conversation

  • Debra Kriete, Policy Counsel, State E-rate Coordinators Alliance

Rural Health Care Program Conversation

  • Jeff Mitchell, Of Counsel at Lukas, LaFuria, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP

Infrastructure Legislation

  • Alan Hill, President, J.A.Hill Group, LLC

Broadband Mapping

  • Brent Legg, Vice President, Government Affairs at Connected Nation, Inc.

EBS Conversation

  • Stephanie Weiner, Partner, Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP


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.



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. 

Spectrum Options: EBS, TV WhiteSpace & More

March 2018

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How can schools, libraries, and other anchor institutions make use of wireless technologies to connect their communities? Moderator Sean McLaughlin, Executive Director of Access Humboldt, will guide you through the various innovative wireless technologies, such as TV WhiteSpace, CBRS, EBS, and 5G, and how you can make the most of them. Michael Calabrese will provide an overview of the spectrum landscape, including Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) and mid-band spectrum. David Young will provide insight into the future of 5G technology and implications for anchor institutions. Ryan McDowell will then provide his own first-hand experience in setting up a TV White Space pilot project in Beatrice NE. Wireless technologies have the potential to empower anchors to share their connections beyond their own walls and to the rest of the community as well as support Internet of Things, so make sure you tune in to learn more!


  • Moderator: Sean McLaughlin, Executive Director, Access Humboldt
  • Michael Calabrese, Director, Wireless Future Project, New America
  • David Young, Vice President of Public Policy, Verizon
  • Ryan McDowell, IT Director, Educational Service Unit 5, Beatrice NE