Grow2Gig+ Webinar Series

Grow2Gig+ Webinar IconAs your go-to resource for community anchor institution broadband, the SHLB Coalition is proud to host webinars featuring key industry leaders and researchers around the topics in our Broadband Action Plan.

The most recently recorded webinar is available to the public for a month following its air date, but SHLB members may access the full archive of webinars through our online resource library.

SHLB webinars are free and open to the public.


Update on TV White Space Technology

May 8, 2019
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET


Unlicensed spectrum has played an enormous role in allowing anchor institutions to expand their broadband connectivity. In March, the FCC issued a Report and Order, and Order on Reconsideration that removed some of the regulatory barriers hindering the deployment of TV white space (TVWS) technologies. Womble Bond Dickinson Partner Marty Stern will moderate a discussion with Microsoft Director of Technology Policy Michael Daum and Gigabit Libraries Network Executive Director Don Means to explore what the amended TVWS rules mean for future deployments of the technology, and  the implications for anchor insitutions.

Meet the Panel

  • Moderator: Marty Stern, Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson
  • Michael Daum, Director of Technology Policy, Microsoft
  • Don Means, Executive Director, Gigabit Libraries Network

Stay tuned as we continue announcing speakers!


How Anchors Can Be Digital Inclusion Leaders

April 5, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET


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Community anchor institutions like schools and libraries are uniquely poised to drive digital inclusion efforts at the local, state, and national level. All across the country, anchors are using their high-capacity broadband to bridge the digital divide for people in their communities – from making Wi-Fi available after school to hotspot-lending programs to digital literacy training. On SHLB’s next webinar, you’ll hear about innovative anchor-led digital inclusion initiatives – and maybe even be inspired to helm your own!

Meet the Panel

  • Moderator: Angela Siefer, Executive Director, National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA)
  • Cindy Aden, Washington State Librarian
  • Kent Oliver, Director, Nashville Public Library
  • Daniel Noyes, Co-Executive Director, Tech Goes Home