Digital Equity and Inclusion

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) appropriated $42.5 billion nationally to subsidize the deployment of broadband to unserved areas.  The program, called the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD), will also fund new digital equity initiatives.  The new Executive Director of the Minnesota Office of Broadband Development (OBD) will introduce herself and her team who will be responsible for creating the state’s BEAD plan, working in partnership with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), to distribute Minnesota’s share of this federal funding equitably and efficiently throughout the state.  You’ll learn and have an opportunity to ask questions about the rules of the BEAD program, the timeline, and the process NTIA and OBD will follow in implementing this substantial investment into Minnesota’s broadband infrastructure.

This CLE is approved for credit through April 16, 2025.

Bree Maki | Executive Director, Office of Broadband Development
Diane Wells | Deputy Director, Office of Broadband Development
Hannah Buckland | Digital Equity Program Lead, MN Department of Employment and Economic Development

CLE Credits:
1.0 Standard CLE Credit approved | Event Code: 483791

MSBA Members:  $29.95
Non-MSBA Members:  $64.95



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