SHLB Coalition’s Grow2Gig+ Campaign Highlights Reducing Costs Through Competition and Infrastructure

October 20, 2016


The Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition continues its Grow2Gig+ campaign this month with a focus on “Reducing Costs: Competition and Infrastructure.” As part of these efforts, SHLB has been promoting the policy paper, “Promoting Competition for Community Anchor Institution Broadband Services,” by SHLB Executive Director, John Windhausen. You can view a summary of the paper from the Benton Foundation here.

SHLB will also be hosting a webinar on this component of the Grow2Gig+ campaign on October 26 at 3 p.m. EDT with John Windhausen, Tom Koutsky (Connected Nation) and Nick Alexander (Level3). According to the SHLB website:

Tom Koutsky will approach the topic of cost reduction with a discussion of infrastructure policy and what federal, state and local governments can do to improve broadband build-out in a timely and effective manner. John Windhausen will then offer various means of improving competition in the marketplace. Jumping off this discussion, Nick Alexander will tie in how BDS reform can improve broadband competition for schools, libraries and other anchors.

Interested in attending? Register here!

Want to help SHLB spread the word about this campaign and the important work they do? Here are some Tweets you can share with your networks:

  • @SHLBCoalition focuses on how to #ReduceBroadbandCosts for anchors this October #Grow2Gig
  • October is @SHLBCoalition’s #ReduceBroadbandCosts month. Learn how you can #Grow2Gig
  • Register for @SHLBCoalition’s #Grow2Gig #ReduceBroadbandCosts webinar on Oct 26
  • Learn how competition and infrastructure are key to #ReduceBroadbandCosts in @SHLBCoalition #Grow2Gig webinar Oct 26

Voqal and its Mobile Citizen initiative are strong supporters of the action SHLB is taking to address the digital divide and create a more connected society and encourages everyone to help promote this important work.