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How Should We Spend $100 Billion on Broadband?

How Should We Spend $100 Billion on Broadband?

The U.S. government is poised to spend upwards of $100 billion on broadband. How should policymakers balance buildout and adoption? What are the best mechanisms for meeting broadband objectives? Is it possible for programs to be designed in ways that facilitate useful evaluations? How will we know if we have solved the digital divide, or is it constantly evolving and not fully solvable? We will discuss these and other questions related to current broadband initiatives.

Speakers on this panel include:

  • Michelle Connolly, Professor of the Practice of Economics, Duke University
  • Donald Cravins Jr., Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, National Urban League
  • Dominique Harrison, Director, Technology Policy, Joint Center
  • Larry Irving, President and CEO, Irving Group
  • Greg Rosston, Director, Public Policy Program, Stanford University and Gordon Cain Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research

Early bird registration is open! Register now to reserve your spot before prices increase on July 1st. TPI Aspen Forum will be held in person at the St. Regis Aspen Resort from August 15-17, 2021. Vaccination is required for attendance, and mask guidelines will be set by the hotel. We look forward to seeing you all there and sharing a drink or two.

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