Technical Assistance

CDFA-TEDC Webinar: Rural Broadband - Financing the Last Mile
December 18, 2019
10:00 AM -11:30 AM Central


Rural communities commonly have difficulty financing middle-mile and last-mile broadband infrastructure. The Massachusetts Broadband initiative and the Wyoming Broadband Advisory Council represent two state-level entities attempting to bridge the middle-mile and last-mile broadband gaps. One potential solution for this issue is to construct a fiber-optic network for municipal usage and lease the excess capacity (also called "dark fiber") to telecommunications providers to generate revenue. During this webinar, speakers will discuss solutions to financing middle-mile and last-mile fiber optic networks.

CDFA in partnership with the Texas Economic Development Council are excited to present the CDFA-TEDC Webinar: Rural Broadband - Financing the Last Mile. This exclusive webinar will provide 90 minutes of in depth discussion about the challenges of broadband and strategies for financing in Texas. Bringing in experts from Texas and across the nation, attendees will hear first hand knowledge of their approaches to financing "the last mile".


Jose DeLeon
General Field Representative
USDA, Rural Development

John Padalino
General Counsel & Chief Administrative Officer
Bandera Electric Cooperative

Jeff Reiman
Vice President of Business Strategy
The Broadband Group




The CDFA-TEDC Webinar: Rural Broadband - Financing the Last Mile will take place on the web through GoToWebinar, an online distance learning software. The webinar will take place on December 18, 2019 10:00 AM -11:30 AM (Central). You must have access to a computer and phone to attend the Webinar.

Webinars will be recorded and placed online for participants to access afterwards. Attendees who miss a webinar will have access to the online recordings.


To register for the CDFA-TEDC Rural Broadband - Financing the Last Mile, click on the Register button below.
Standard Rates
CDFA Member: $79
Non-Member: $79