State Broadband Grant Applications – Successes and Strategies

October 27 – 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm

State broadband grant programs are beginning to look more similar, which means that similar strategies can be applied to many of these states.  The Minnesota Broadband Grant Program has proven to be so successful that they have been asked to consult with over 25 other states on their proposed bills to congress, their processes, and the content of their applications.  Some providers have found multiple years of success in capitalizing on, and growing from these grant opportunities.  Finley Engineering has been involved in over 65 state grant applications during the last few years and has had much success in helping their clients win grant awards.  This presentation will summarize the grant program and application process as well as successes and strategies used to win state grant awards.  You will also hear from one of the communications companies that has capitalized on this success.


Mark Mrla

Finley Engineering, Director of Strategic Operations

Terry Nelson

Woodstock Communications: General Manager