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