Cities across the country are making commitments to bridging the digital divide in their communities. Much of this work requires making large-scale investments in broadband infrastructure to increase access and ensure affordability of service. There are many decisions for local leaders to consider when deciding how to pay for broadband infrastructure: grants, bonds, private investment, public-private partnerships, and beyond. Join NLC, local leaders and industry experts to hear about options for funding and financing to make broadband infrastructure investments in your community. 


  • Robert Blaine, Senior Executive Director, Institute for Youth, Education and Families, NLC
  • Councilmember John Fogle, Loveland, CO
  • Harrison Phelan, Managing Consultant, Guidehouse
  • David Williams, Director of Technology Services, Ponca City, OK

Original date of event August 17, 2022.