Monday - April 22, 2024
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The MMA will host a free webinar with the Massachusetts Broadband Institute on April 22 to discuss the Broadband Equity Access and Deployment Challenge Process and other timely MBI programming to help bridge the digital divide.

This spring, the BEAD program will allocate $147 million to expand broadband access across the state. As a part of the program, the MBI is required to facilitate a process to challenge the Federal Communication Commission’s National Broadband Map and identify all locations that are not served.

This webinar will review the importance of the Challenge Process, who can submit challenges, how organizations can register to become eligible entities, and the anticipated timeline.

Speakers will include MBI Senior Program Director Jody Jones and MBI Director and General Counsel Michael Baldino.

Municipal officials are invited to register online. The one-hour webinar will begin at noon.

Only MMA members may register for this webinar. Members include appointed or elected officials from member communities across the state. Media members are not permitted to attend.

MMA Education and Training Coordinator Lily Rancatore,