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!


How EBS Impacts Anchor Institutions

July 12, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET


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The FCC has opened a Notice for Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to explore opening up the 2.5-GHz band for wireless broadband. This band is currently used for Education Broadband Services (EBS). SHLB welcomes the NPRM since it has the potential to foster broadband deployment in rural areas and accelerate the deployment of 5G, however we must also consider the impact on educators and the public.

Join us for our next Grow2Gig+ webinar as we explain what EBS is and why you should care, how it relates to 5G, and the implications of the FCC's NPRM.

Meet the Panel

  • Moderator: Todd Gray, Partner, Gray Miller Persh, LLC
  • Jim Johnston, EBS Attorney
  • Gardner Foster, Senior Counsel, Government Affairs, Sprint
  • Mark Colwell, Director of Telecommunications Strategy, Voqal



SHLB webinars are free and open to the public.


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Womble Bond


Our EBS Webinar on July 12th will conclude our Grow2Gig+ webinar series. We want to hear from you! What webinar topics would you like to be included in our next webinar series? Stay tuned for a survey to share your opinion.



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. 


June 2018

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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