Broadband Workshops & Webinars

Spring 2024 Broadband Workshops: Agenda and Resources

Agenda and resources for Extension’s spring 2024 broadband workshops. Topics covered include: BEAD updates, NEPA, broadband permitting, engagement & endorsement, and local case studies from across Wisconsin.

Broadband Planning: Tools for Community Engagement – Part 2: Forums & Asset Mapping

This August 28, 2023 Lunch-n-Learn session we explore when to use community forums and asset mapping as part of your data collection. We provide you with a useful checklist to help you plan your forum.

Broadband Planning: Tools for Community Engagement Part 1 – Surveys and Conversations

This August 21, 2023 Lunch-n-Learn session explored two effective community engagement tools for broadband planning – surveys and conversations.

Broadband Planning: Prioritize and Focus Your Community Engagement

This August 14, 2023 Lunch-n-Learn session highlighted ways to engage the community in your local broadband planning, as well as relevant tools. Use the provided worksheet with your planning team to determine your goals for community engagement.

Data and Community Engagement

This August 7, 2023 Lunch-n-Learn session highlighted data your community may need to collect and review for your broadband planning efforts.

Organizing For Community Broadband Planning

Build a strong broadband team – learn tips and processes from Extension community building experts during this interactive workshop. This webinar provides tips, processes, and actionable steps you can take to move your community’s broadband efforts forward. You will learn and practice tools to: Develop and convene your core project team. Identify and engage community stakeholders. Draft a regional broadband vision and goals. Identify key barriers and opportunities related to “Internet for All”.

Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Planning for Wisconsin Counties, Tribes, and REDOs

This is the third session on broadband planning and funding for counties, Tribes, and REDOs. The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin’s Wisconsin Broadband Office provided an update the BEAD Local Planning Grant Program, including funding allocations, grant instructions, budgeting and financial reporting details, eligible categories, allowable activities, and deliverables. The Technical Assistance Team from UW-Madison, Division of Extension and WEDC’s Office of Rural Prosperity provided planning updates and resources, including the GEO partners mapping tool available through BEAD Funding and an update of a statewide survey aiding in the development of Wisconsin’s BEAD and Digital Equity Plans.

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