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How to Navigate the Broadband Equity Access and Deployment (BEAD) State Challenge Process

Live Webinar — Wednesday, October 3rd, 1:00 PM EDT

There are many factors for State Broadband Offices to consider as they prepare to launch their BEAD State Challenge Process.  We invite you to join us for a webinar on Tuesday, October 3 at 1:00 pm (EDT) where Justin Fazzari and Mark Grinberg from the AppGeo Division of Sanborn will demonstrate how the data, tools, and analytics needed to successfully navigate the State Challenge Process fit into an overall strategy.  This will be a thought-provoking conversation to help you think about how your state will address cost modeling, pre-bundling, pre-challenge modifications, speed tests, area and bulk challenges, and more. Our goal is to help you use the right tools and data to drive your program forward.   

Justin Fazzari, Senior Broadband Strategist at Sanborn, has spent the last five years engaged in national broadband policy and was Manager of Broadband Analytics and Mapping for NTIA before joining the Sanborn team. He leads efforts to communicate on broadband issues, strategies, and policy.

Mark Grinberg, Project Manager at Sanborn, is currently helping Broadband Offices in several states prepare their tools and data strategy for the state challenge process. He leads several state broadband analysis and application development projects.