Media Advisory: 300+ Broadband Champions Gather for AnchorNets 2019: The 9th Annual SHLB Conference
October 14, 2019


Broadband policy conference focusing on E-rate, Rural Health Care, Educational Broadband Service, wireless technologies, the homework gap, digital equity, and broadband infrastructure legislation.

Broadband industry, community anchor institutions, and digital equity advocates from across the country. The program features over 100 speakers including:

  • FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr to give keynote address at 8:30 a.m. on October 17.

  • Chad Parker, assistant administrator of Telecommunications Programs for the Rural Utilities Service to participate in “Rural Broadband Strategies” panel at 9:45 a.m. on October 17.

  • FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks to participate in keynote session with Former National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Head Larry Irving at 1:00 p.m. on October 17.

  • Former FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn to moderate “Broadband for All in the 2020’s” panel at 2:00 p.m. on October 17.

  • NTIA Acting Administrator Diane Rinaldo to give plenary address at 8:15 a.m. on October 18.

To celebrate the nation’s progress in connecting schools, libraries, health providers, and other community anchor institutions (CAIs) to high-quality broadband. Also serves as a platform to advance the broadband policy conversation and identify the path forward in achieving goal #4 of the National Broadband Plan: affordable access to gigabit broadband for all CAIs.

Wednesday, October 16 at 12:00 p.m. to Friday, October 18 at 1:15 p.m.

Arlington Renaissance Capital View Hotel (Ballroom level), 2800 South Potomac Ave, Arlington, Virginia 22202.

Alicja Johnson, Communications Specialist, SHLB Coalition, 202-261-6599,


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