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.

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SHLB E-rate Fiber Webinar

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The FCC modernized its E-rate policies in 2014 to encourage greater build-out of fiber to rural schools and libraries. But the implementation of these policies has been fraught with difficulty, and many E-rate fiber applications requesting Special Construction Charges have been denied. Moderator Brian Davidson, President of Clarity Solutions, Inc., will guide our panel as they walk through the current and future E-rate fiber landscape. Evan Marwell, CEO and Founder of EducationSuperHighway, will review the data on denied applications and ESH's recent initiative Cathy Benham, Director of E-rate Consulting Services at CSM Consulting, Inc. will provide her perspective as an E-rate consultant from one of the largest E-rate consulting firms in the country. Don't miss this webinar on E-rate Fiber's current state of affairs as well as what the future holds.

Meet the Panel

  • Brian Davidson, President, Clarity Solutions, Inc.
  • Evan Marwell, CEO and Founder, EducationSuperHighway
  • Cathy Benham, Director, E-rate Consulting Services, CSM Consulting, Inc.


SHLB webinars are free and open to the public.

Please note that we do have a cap of 100 people on our webinars. If you are unable to join, a recording will be available shortly after the live webinar.


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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. 


April 2018

Feel a gap in your life now that the SHLB Annual Conference has moved to the Fall? Don't worry, you can still gain your federal broadband policy overview in our special bonus webinar!

Watch SHLB Executive Director John Windhausen's quick-fire conversations with industry experts for insight into the top issues for schools, libraries, and health providers across the country. Our experts covered the difficulties facing E-rate applications, the future of the Rural Health Care program, what the recent broadband funding in the omnibus legislation means for anchor institutions, and more. Watch this webinar recording to stay updated on the federal broadband landscape!


  • Setting the Scene: John Windhausen, Executive Director, SHLB Coalition

  • E-rate: Debra Kriete, Policy Counsel, State E-rate Coordinators Alliance

  • Rural Health Care Program: Jeff Mitchell, Of Counsel at Lukas, LaFuria, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP

  • Infrastructure Legislation: Alan Hill, President, J.A.Hill Group, LLC

  • Broadband Mapping: Brent Legg, Vice President, Government Affairs at Connected Nation, Inc.

  • EBS: Stephanie Weiner, Partner, Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP