As one of the fastest-growing broadband advocacy organizations, the SHLB Coalition is a powerful voice for change. We use our influence in Washington, D.C. to lead the united effort for digital equity through anchor institution connectivity. SHLB membership provides incomparable benefits, and is open to any organization that supports our missionAmplify your voice in promoting digital equity and join SHLB today.

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SHLB will be your advocate before the Federal Communications Commission and on Capitol Hill, reducing your legal and lobbying expenses. Obtain insider updates through our regular policy calls, and collaborate with other SHLB members to shape tech-savvy policy recommendations.


Strengthen your technical and legal knowledge of broadband news, technologies, and policies through our outreach materials. Access in-depth resources on our exclusive membership portal to obtain key insights on the broadband market. Our seven policy groups offer the chance to sink your teeth into specific broadband issues.


Connect and build partnerships with thought leaders and policymakers though SHLB’s Annual Conference, networking events, online communities, and membership directory.


Increase your organization’s visibility through SHLB’s website, newsletter, and social media channels. Promote your success stories, press releases, whitepapers, and events through our expansive network.

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Access to SHLB membership directory
Access to SHLB Listserv
Listed on SHLB’s website
Share studies and whitepapers with SHLB members
Discounted registration for SHLB events
Preference in speaking slots at SHLB events.
Access to membership portal
Participate in biweekly calls with SHLB’s full membership 
Access to SHLB’s broadband policymaker connections
Participate in SHLB’s policy groups.


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“SHLB raises the visibility of anchor institutions' needs for high-capacity internet connections, and helps them obtain the funding needed to serve their communities."

“SHLB provides an excellent forum for broadband advocacy, networking, sharing best practices, and staying knowledgeable about emerging technology, trends, and regulatory and legislative activity.” 

“Joining SHLB was a great decision for us.  Participating in the organization is informative and enjoyable and we are all doing great work on our mission of getting broadband to everyone.”

“SHLB is the only organization I know of that cross-cuts the various typical organizational groupings and truly represents all CAIs on broadband issues.”

“SHLB keeps me informed and advocates on behalf of K-12. The digital divide is real and SHLB is a respected partners in helping solve this challenge so every student will one day have an equal opportunity to learn.”

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Eric Fredell

Eric Fredell
Director of Membership

If you have questions, concerns, or would simply like to learn more about SHLB membership, Eric will be happy to chat.

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Who is SHLB?

Mission: “For every anchor institution in the country to have affordable, high-quality broadband that serves the needs of the institution and is open and accessible to the surrounding community.”