NDIA Director Angela Siefer was a panelist at the SHLB Coalition’s July 13 presentation of their new action plan, Connecting Anchor Institutions: A Broadband Action Plan. The action plan is part of a larger SHLB effort, the “Grow2Gig+: Anchors Advance Communities Campaign”, which seeks to make gigabit data speeds for anchor institutions a national priority.
The SHLB plan includes ten policy papers focussing on specific gaps in high speed broadband connectivity and digital inclusion in communities nationwide. Ms. Siefer, who authored the paper on “Community Anchor Institutions and Residential Broadband Adoption”, was very happy to speak at the event and contribute to the growth of the digital inclusion field. The video below highlights her contributions to the plan.