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CAF II Broadband Funding in Minnesota

Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Venue: Honors Room / Minnesota State Bar Association  Minneapolis, MN United States  Get Directions
Total Price: $20.00

Deadline to Register: November 16, 2015

In its Connect America Fund Phase II Order, the FCC authorized and Minnesota Companies have accepted over $85 million in annual funding to build broadband to approximately 170,000 homes and businesses in the state over the next six years.  This panel discussion will provide an overview of the funding program, identify the areas eligible for support and provide an overview of the benefits and challenges that this program creates.

Lunch will be available at 11:45 a.m. The program will begin at 12:00 p.m. 


Scott Bohler, Frontier Communications

AJ Burton, Frontier Communications

Jason Topp, Associate General Counsel at CenturyLink, has helped the company navigate regulatory requirements from the states and the FCC since 1999. Jason advocates before regulatory commissions and the courts on a wide variety of telecommunications issues. 

Shannon Heim is a senior telecommunications attorney at the law firm of Dykema Gossett. She specializes in state and federal regulatory challenges facing rural ILECs, ranging from new ETC designations to complex compliance. Shannon represents many carriers serving Tribal lands and rural areas, and is a strong advocate for Tribal and rural carriers trying to bridge the digital divide. Her clients include rural ILECs, wireless carriers and rural electric cooperatives entering the broadband market. Shannon was recently appointed by Governor Dayton to his Task Force on Broadband.

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE Credits approved | Event Code: 212030 


Section Member:  $10.00
MSBA Member not in the Section:  $15.00
Non-MSBA Member:  $20.00 
Law Students:  Free
Join the Communications Law Section and Attend for FREE: $27.00 (must call to register)

Remote Participation: 

Teleconferencing and webcasting are available. Please indicate this option when registering. Instructions will be emailed to you the week day prior to the CLE. 

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Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy.
Questions? Contact Jennifer Carter | 612-278-6309
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