TIA Announces Webinar on Fiber-to-the-Home Broadband Networks for Connecting Rural America

Arlington, VA (July 6, 2023) – The Telecommunications Industry Association — the trusted industry association for the connected world — announced a new live webinar taking place on July 13, 2023 that will feature expert speakers who will share insights on how industry leaders prepare for internet expansion and learn practical strategies to address the challenges states and operators face in utilizing BEAD funds.  The webinar is free to attend and can register here: 


About the Webinar:

Preparing for the BEAD Program: Bringing Fiber to the Home for Rural America

The BEAD program offers an exceptional opportunity to address the digital divide and provide broadband to everyone, everywhere. However, as internet connectivity expands farther into rural areas, new challenges will emerge that require collaboration among industry and state leaders to overcome.   

In this webinar, panelists will dive into some of the primary challenges they see in deploying broadband in rural areas, their impact on infrastructure development, and the strategies employed by industry leaders to overcome these obstacles.   

Speakers Include:

Craig Culwell – Market Development – Network Connectivity & Cable, CommScope

Nate Denny – Deputy Secretary Division of Broadband & Digital Equity for North Carolina

Carl Meyerhofer – SVP Business Development, Conexon

Christopher Barnes – Senior Grants Development Consultant, The Grants Office, LLC


Moderated by Tom McGarry – VP of Standards, Telecommunications Industry Association

Attendees will learn how industry leaders prepare for BEAD and learn practical strategies to address the challenges states and operators face in utilizing BEAD funds.  

To register for this free live webinar, CLICK HERE.


Urvi Shah, ushah@tiaonline.org

About TIA

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents more than 400 global companies that enable high-speed communications networks and accelerate next-generation ICT innovation. Through leadership in U.S. and international advocacy, technology programs, standards development, and business performance solutions, TIA and its members are accelerating global connectivity across every industry and market. TIA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).