National Broadband Navigator Webinar


National Broadband Navigator Webinar aims to enhance broadband connectivity and development projects in areas currently underserved by high-speed broadband. The central focus of this webinar will be introducing an innovative public spatial analysis tool, the BEAD Broadband Navigator, developed in partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation.

The Penn State spatial data analytics platform, integrated with demographic and broadband service availability data, is designed to empower local projects with the best available information. Through collaboration with the PA Public Utility Commission and the PA Broadband Development Authority, the team has helped directly secure over $117.6 million and assisted with securing another $418 million in deployment funding for over half a billion dollars in additional broadband funding for Pennsylvania, hopefully demonstrating the tangible benefit of access to high-quality spatial data and mapping visualization.

This webinar will share the free National BEAD Broadband Navigator tools you can access, download, and use to bring together projects for your state, region, county, or local community broadband projects to enhance broadband service for those most at risk of being left out of the digital revolution and the healthcare, workforce, business, and education opportunities developing around the world.

The online event is set for December 5, 2023, at 1:00 PM CT/2:00 PM ET and is hosted by Penn State Extension, the National Digital Education Extension Team (NDEET), and the Southern Rural Development Center (SRDC).

Registration is now open,