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.


Scoring Congressional Broadband Proposals

June 19, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET


The Hill has been abuzz about broadband infrastructure over the past few weeks. Congress is considering several bills that specifically address the need for high-quality broadband - but not all proposals acknowledge the connectivity needs of anchor institutions. "Scoring Congressional Broadband Proposals" will examine the broadband bills most likely to become law and discuss those with the most potential to attain the National Broadband Plan's goal of gigabit connectivity for all community anchor institutions.

Meet the Panel

  • Moderator: John Windhausen Jr., executive director, SHLB Coalition
  • Phillip Berenbroick, Senior Policy Counsel, Public Knowledge
  • Michael Romano, Sr. Vice President of Industry Affairs & Business Development, NTCA - The Rural Broadband Association
  • Thomas Cohen, Partner, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP


Update on TV White Space Technology

May 8, 2019
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET


Download the Webinar Slides
Download the Cornell Institute of Public Affairs Whitepaper

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, Gigabit Libraries Network Executive Director Don Means, and Cornell Institute for Public Affairs Lecturer John Foote to explore what the amended TVWS rules mean for future deployments of the technology, and the implications for anchor institutions.

Meet the Panel

  • Moderator: Marty Stern, Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson
  • Michael Daum, Director of Technology Policy, Microsoft
  • Don Means, Executive Director, Gigabit Libraries Network
  • John Foote, Lecturer - Science, Technology and Infrastructure Policy, Cornell Institute for Public Affairs

Past Webinars

SHLB Coalition members gain access to our entire archive of webinar recordings, listed below. Please be sure you are logged in to the membership portal before clicking the links below.