Universal Service Symposium
Date(s): November 2, 2017: 9:00am-4:00pm
The Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition convened Broadband4All: Universal Service Symposium on the future of anchor institutions and the Universal Service Fund (USF) on November 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. The Symposium helped applicants, state and local government officials, and broadband service providers understand and anticipate upcoming changes in the E-rate, Rural Health Care, Lifeline, and Connect America Fund programs. The Symposium was divided into four Workshops (one on each of the four USF programs) and a keynote presentation over lunch.
The policy landscape is quickly changing, and USF participants from across the country discussed urgent broadband issues important to their communities. Speakers included a mix of government officials, industry experts and anchor institutions. The Symposium provided valuable information about future funding strategies and about how program changes will impact communities around the country.
The SHLB Coalition is committed to providing information and resources on anchor institution broadband to the public. If you were unable to attend the event, please listen to recordings from each workshop.