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.

Grow2Gig+ Webinar Series


We are happy to announce we're resuming our Grow2Gig+ Webinar Series! Stay tuned for specific dates and speakers. We are also offering sponsorship opportunities.


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September 29, 2017 at 11 am - Rural Health Care Program Updates
October 26, 2017 at 11 am ET - Introduction to the Connect America Fund
November 17, 2017 at 11 am ET - E-rate Fiber & the Homework Gap
January 25, 2017 at 11 am ET - Libraries as Digital Inclusion Champions
February 22, 2017 at 11 am ET - Case Study on County Digital Initiatives
March 22, 2017 at 11 am ET - Spectrum Options: EBS, TV WhiteSpace & More



May 8, 2017
11 am - 11:30 am EDT

Watch Recording

Can't wait for the conference? Neither can we! John Windhausen (SHLB Coalition), John Harrington (Funds for Learning), and Angela Siefer (National Digital Inclusion Alliance) give a sneak peek of conference highlights from key E-rate answers to innovative Digital Inclusion programs across the country. Also hear SHLB's special plenary speakers. Register now for the conference!


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 - Rural Health Care Program
April 2017

Slides Available Here

The Rural Health Care Program has reached a fiscal cliff. Funding requests for 2016 exceeded the program's $400 million cap, and USAC recently announced it would reduce funding by 7.5% for 2016 applicants. SHLB filed an emergency letter with ten Telehealth Networks and is currently urging the Commission to take immediate steps to provide interim relief. Join our panelists as they discuss the importance of the Rural Health Care Program, telemedicine, and other steps we can take to improve the health of rural communities.

Kathy Wibberly (Director of the Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center) provided an overview of the program. Ally Orwig (Project Coordinator at Indiana Rural Health Association) provided the perspective of a funding recipient and challenges faced. Jeff Mitchell (former Director of RHC Program and currently Of Counsel at Lukas, LaFuria, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP) explored the policies around the future of the program. John Windhausen (Executive Director, SHLB) moderated the discussion.