Save the Date! CBAN's 2023 Spring Forum

When: April 4, 2023 | 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm CDT

Where: Stoney Creek Hotel | 5291 Stoney Creek Court Johnston, IA 50131 (map)


As the national conversation around broadband evolves, the dialog is being increasingly framed around three pillars of success - Access, Affordability, and Adoption. Our Spring Forum is an opportunity for conversation around each of these and what they mean for you.

Spring Forum Schedule

1:00pm - Registration

1:30pm - Session 1 -Adoption

CBAN's Brianna Dillavou and Jon Willow offer an overview of efforts in Iowa and around the country to increase digital adoption through skills training and lowering the barriers to participating in the digital economy, including a Q&A on creating digital equity programs in your community.

2:15pm - Break

2:30pm - Session 2 - Access

The Iowa ITQ process sets the priority for future broadband funding as federal monies are released. While the ITQ window has closed, how the process worked informs us about how future broadband funding may be prioritized and the role that communities will play in this process. In this session, our panel will dissect the ITQ process from the perspectives of communities, providers, and unserved rural residents.

Discussion Leader - Todd Kielkopf, CBAN

  • Brittany Morales, Iowa Communication Alliance
  • Ryan Arment, rural Madison County resident
  • Curtis Dean, CBAN

3:15pm - Break

3:30pm - Session 3 - Affordability

Affordable access to broadband is an essential element to achieving digital equity. This session focuses on the Affordable Connectivity Program, which currently benefits 17 million US households with a monthly broadband subsidy. We’ll look at the national statistics of ACP adoption; discuss what it takes to implement the ACP from the provider’s perspective and why some small providers have passed on the program; and what efforts need to be made to keep the ACP in place after initial funding runs out.

Discussion Leader - Jon Willow, CBAN

  • Ry Marcattilio, ILSR -INVITED
  • Renee Knoop, Consortia Consulting
  • Sarah Claycomb, GRM Networks

4:15pm - Closing Remarks

4:30pm - Networking Reception

Network with our fellow Forum attendees and CBAN Associate Members while enjoying snacks and beverages!


You are welcome to participate in the CBAN Spring Forum as an attendee at no charge. Or, you may choose to become an EXHIBITOR or SPONSOR of the event to help CBAN offset the costs for the Forum! Visit the event registration page for more information, or contact Curtis Dean at

CBAN members are always encouraged to suggest or contribute events, provided they are open to the public and of general interest to the broadband community. Please contact us with your event submission.