Just over a year ago, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act became law and $42B is set to be spent on broadband infrastructure in the next 10 years. The FCC’s Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Reimbursement Program process with $1.9B (potentially more if Congress fully funds it) is also beginning to be distributed. More funding is being awarded by USDA through the Reconnect Program and an additional $1.5B for 5G and Open RAN is available through the CHIPS and Science Act.
A full array of timely infrastructure topics will be pressing issues come June 2023, including:
- The FCC’s Reimbursement Program process, nearing the one-year date from initial funding allocations;
- The implementation of the BEAD program by states, who will have already received their planning grant funds to invest into their broadband offices;
- The challenges faced by the Broadband Data Collection mapping, which should have its next map iteration published by the Summit;
- The steady movement towards increased cybersecurity regulations by various federal agencies;
- Tower regulation;
- 6G in rural America;
- And so much more!
If you want to be first in line for this influx of groundbreaking information join Rural Wireless Association and RINA Wireless members for the 2023 Rural Wireless Infrastructure Summit in Park City, Utah on June 26-28.
By popular demand, the Summit 2023 will remain at the Grand Summit Hotel in Park City, UT. Attendance will remain limited to no more than 300 attendees to foster outstanding networking and further strengthen the rural wireless community.