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NTIA’s Digital Equity Celebration Event in Collaboration with the Office of Mayor Ed Gainey

This digital equity celebration will bring together community members, organizations, and elected officials to highlight Pittsburgh’s digital equity milestones and collective efforts to improve digital opportunities for communities statewide. Here are the details:

Who: Residents, community leaders, elected officials, industry partners, NTIA leadership, and others
When: Wednesday, July 24, 2024, from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EST

Workforce Development Strategies by Minority Serving Institutions

As states begin to implement the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program, NTIA and states are working to ensure that there is a skilled and ready workforce to address forthcoming construction needs for high-speed Internet deployment. Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) are getting ready for this demand by developing apprenticeship and training programs to equip students with the skills they need to access higher and better paying jobs that will also support critical Internet infrastructure.

Important Ideas to Streamline Broadband Permitting and Support Internet for All Deployments

By Jill Springer, Senior Advisor, Office of Internet Connectivity and Growth, NTIA

High-speed Internet service connects and builds communities, accelerates economic progress, and enhances public service capabilities. Installing broadband infrastructure can be complex due to permitting processes and regulations that may influence the availability of public rights-of-way, poles, conduits, ducts, and other necessary facilities.

Federal Interagency Broadband Permitting Summit Hosted by BLM and NTIA

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will hold a multi-agency summit to introduce State government broadband leaders, industry partners, broadband stakeholders, and other attendees to the permitting and environmental review requirements of various federal land and resource management agencies.

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