Grow2Gig+ Webinar Series

Every month, SHLB hosts a webinar featuring key industry leaders and researchers around the topics in our Broadband Action Plan.


An Overview of SHLB's
Rural American Broadband Connectivity (Rural ABC) Program

March 16, 2017
11 am - 12 pm ET

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This webinar is free and open to the public.

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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. 


Grow2Gig+ Webinar Series - Successful Models for State Subsidy Programs
February 2017


Slides Available Here

Many anchor institutions cannot afford their share of the cost of broadband, even after receiving federal funds from programs like E-rate. Fortunately, some states have developed programs to address Community Anchor Institution (CAI) funding and broadband challenges. SHLB's Grow2Gig+ webinar highlighted three of these different state programs. The webinar featured Kurt Kiefer and James Sylla (Wisconsin), Susan McVey (Oklahoma), and Diane Wells (Minnesota) and was moderated by Bob Collie (Managing Director, Parana River Group). 

Kurt Kiefer and James Sylla provided an overview of the Broadband Expansion Grant managed by Wisconsin's Public Service Commission. Susan McVey discussed the Oklahoma Broadband Initiative and how it connects schools, libraries, health clinics and other anchors. Diane Wells provided insight into Minnesota's successful Border-to-Border Broadband grant program. Learn how your state can support greater broadband connectivity for all!



  • March 16, 2017 - SHLB's Rural ABC Program
  • April 20, 2017 - Digital Inclusion
  • May 18, 2017 - Conference Teaser