How States Will Decide and Disburse BEAD Money

May 24 – 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm


Christopher Mitchell

Institute for Local Self-Reliance: Director of Community Broadband Networks

This session will focus on how states are dealing with the multiple buckets of funding for broadband infrastructure and digital equity. A conversation-based discussion will focus on how they are seeking community input in developing disbursement plans and the challenges they must overcome.


Thomas Tyler

State of Louisiana: Deputy Director for Broadband and Connectivity

Eric Forsch

Idaho Commerce: Broadband Development Manager

Sandeep Taxali

Broadband Funding Specialist for Federal and State Programs