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Partners Jim Baller and Sean Stokes to Present at APPA’s Public Power and Broadband Webinar Series

Wed, Jul 12, 2023
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Keller and Heckman Partners Jim Baller and Sean Stokes will lead three webinars in the America Public Power Association’s (APPA) Webinar Series: Considerations, Partnerships, and Funding.

This three-part webinar series will provide a foundational overview of broadband basics, legal and regulatory issues, and the role of public power utilities in broadband deployment. Learn about the latest options for broadband partnerships, implementation and governance issues, and strategies for leveraging funding opportunities. 

The first webinar, “Broadband Basics for Public Power,” will take place on July 13, 2023. Topics to be covered in this webinar include public power broadband authority issues, legal and regulatory issues around right-of-way and pole access for broadband, federal regulatory compliance requirements, and customer service requirements.

“Establishing Partnerships for Broadband Service” is the title for the second webinar in the series, to be held July 20, 2023. This webinar will take a closer look at the key legal and strategic considerations affecting partnerships for public power utilities and review potential implementation and governance snags.

Finally, the third webinar in the series will occur on July 27, 2023. Titled “Broadband Funding Opportunities for Public Power,” this webinar will provide an overview of the BEAD program and other federal broadband funding opportunities available to public power utilities to extend broadband service to underserved areas and guidance on how to position your project for funding under these programs.

For more information on all three webinars, including how to register, please click here.