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BroadbandUSA Webinar Series

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AGENCY:

National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.

ACTION:

Notice of Open Meetings—Monthly Webinars.

SUMMARY:

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), as part of its BroadbandUSA program, will host a series of webinars on a monthly basis to engage the public and stakeholders with information to accelerate broadband access, improve digital inclusion, strengthen broadband policies, and support local community priorities. The webinar series will provide an ongoing source of information on the range of topics and issues being addressed by BroadbandUSA, including best practices for improving broadband deployment, digital literacy, and e-government.

The webinars will be held on the third Wednesday of every month, beginning August 17, 2016 and continuing through January 19, 2017. Details on specific webinar topics and webinar registration information will be posted on the BroadbandUSA Web site http://www2.ntia.doc.gov/​ under Events. Powerpoint slides and transcripts of the webinars will be posted on the Web site within seven days following the live webinar.

DATES:

BroadbandUSA will hold the webinars from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the third Wednesday of every month, beginning August 17, 2016 and continuing through January 18, 2017.

ADDRESSES:

This is a virtual meeting. NTIA will post the registration information on its BroadbandUSA Web site http://www2.ntia.doc.gov/​ under Events.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Lynn Chadwick, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 4627, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-8338; email: lchadwick@ntia.doc.gov. Please direct media inquiries to NTIA's Office of Public Affairs, (202) 482-7002; email press@ntia.doc.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

NTIA's BroadbandUSA program provides expert advice and field-proven tools for assessing broadband adoption, planning new infrastructure, and engaging a wide Start Printed Page 53466range of partners in broadband projects. BroadbandUSA convenes workshops on a regular basis to bring stakeholders together to discuss ways to improve broadband policies, share best practices, and connect communities to other federal agencies and funding sources for the purpose of expanding broadband infrastructure and adoption throughout America's communities. Experts from NTIA's BroadbandUSA program are available to provide technical assistance and to connect communities with additional resources, such as best practices, guides and program models.

NTIA's BroadbandUSA team is developing tools to support communities working to expand broadband access, adoption, and use. These webinars are among the tools BroadbandUSA uses to provide broadband information to the public, stakeholders, tribal, local, and state governments, and federal programs. Other tools include publications, workshops, meetings and co-hosted events with stakeholder organizations and agencies.

Participants are welcome to view one or many webinars. General questions and comments are welcome at any time during webinars via email to BroadbandUSA@ntia.doc.gov. The webinars are open to the public and press. Pre-registration is recommended. NTIA asks registrants to provide their first and last names and email addresses for both registration purposes and to receive any updates on BroadbandUSA or via email at BroadbandUSA@ntia.doc.gov. Meeting agendas and relevant documents, including information on how to register for one or more webinars, will be also available on NTIA's Web site at http://www2.ntia.doc.gov/​WEBINARS. Individuals requiring accommodations should review the transcript and Powerpoint slides from the webinar posted at the BroadbandUSA Web site, http://www2.ntia.doc.gov/​ within seven days following the live webinar.

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Dated: August 8, 2016.

Milton Brown,

Deputy Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

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[FR Doc. 2016-19149 Filed 8-11-16; 8:45 am]

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