The Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition will convene Broadband4All: Universal Service Symposium on the future of anchor institutions and the Universal Service Fund (USF) on November 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. The Symposium is intended to help applicants, state and local government officials, and broadband service providers understand and anticipate upcoming changes in the E-rate, Rural Health Care, Lifeline, and Connect America Fund programs. The Symposium will be divided into four Workshops (one on each of the four USF programs) and a keynote presentation over lunch.
The policy landscape is quickly changing, and USF participants from across the country will discuss urgent broadband issues important to their communities. Speakers will include a mix of government officials, industry experts and anchor institutions. The Symposium will provide valuable information about future funding strategies and about how program changes will impact communities around the country.