WASHINGTON, D.C.—(January 17, 2023)—The Fiber Broadband Association and Broadband.Money today announced a new webinar series, titled “Where’s The Funding,” focused on broadband funding strategies and best practices. The content is a resource for broadband providers, state broadband offices, and communities that provides timely information on broadband funding opportunities, programs, grant strategies, audit guides, key milestones, and application deadlines.
“The fiber broadband industry is at the beginning of its largest investment cycle ever, thanks to federal funding from the BEAD program. Time is of the essence for providers and communities to fully understand available broadband funding options and develop personalized strategies that will close the digital equity gap,” said Gary Bolton, President and CEO of the Fiber Broadband Association. “Working with Broadband.Money ensures the webinar series will offer the industry’s top financing experts that will provide key insights and strategies for funding.”
“We’re dedicated to providing the industry with tools and resources to more easily navigate the complexity of funding. Our guides, kits, and directories help local providers and community partnerships win, and this webinar series will take education even further,” said Jase Wilson, Founder of Ready.net and Broadband.Money. “Our organization shares many common goals with the Fiber Broadband Association—one being to provide valuable resources that help broadband providers and communities deploy affordable, reliable connectivity. The webinar series allows us to join efforts and offer experts from across the broadband industry to ensure we are delivering essential content to help communities advance connectivity to every household.”
The 12-episode “Where’s the Funding” webinar series launches Wednesday, January 18, at 11:00am ET, and will recur monthly on the third Wednesday of each month. The first episode, titled “Intro to BEAD Matching Funds,” will feature Ready.net co-founders Jase Wilson and Mike Faloon. The Ready.net team built Broadband.Money tools to help smaller and non-traditional broadband grant applicants build complete applications – including matching funds from many providers. The episode will provide an overview of the rules, look at the year ahead, and include tips for grant applicants on lining up their matching contributions.
To register for the January 18 “Intro to BEAD Matching Funds” webinar and others, please visit: https://discuss.broadband.money/c/broadband-grant-events/intro-to-bead-matching-funds.
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About the Fiber Broadband Association
The Fiber Broadband Association is the largest and only trade association that represents the complete fiber ecosystem of service providers, manufacturers, industry experts, and deployment specialists dedicated to the advancement of fiber broadband deployment and the pursuit of a world where communications are limitless, advancing quality of life and digital equity anywhere and everywhere. The Fiber Broadband Association helps providers, communities, and policy makers make informed decisions about how, where, and why to build better fiber broadband networks. Since 2001, these companies, organizations, and members have worked with communities and consumers in mind to build the critical infrastructure that provides the economic and societal benefits that only fiber can deliver. The Fiber Broadband Association is part of the Fibre Council Global Alliance, which is a platform of six global FTTH Councils in North America, LATAM, Europe, MEA, APAC, and South Africa. Learn more at fiberbroadband.org.