Let’s get Curious about Internet Connectivity! 

January 26, 2024

Hello Tribal Stakeholders,

Thank you for attending the inaugural Internet for All Broadband Summit, hosted in partnership with the Office of Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs and the State Broadband Office. It was a pleasure to look out and see so many of our tribal folks in attendance and participating in panel discussions. If you were unable to attend, we look forward to meeting you and hearing from you in person when we begin our Statewide In-Person Engagement Tour in March of this year. If you have suggestions for where you would like us to visit, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me.

I want to make sure this email goes out to you before end of today’s business day, hopefully it helps you set time aside next week for continuing the conversations through the Governor’s Interagency and Community Broadband Advisory Council (ICBAC) Working Group Meetings.

Please register through the links below. As a housekeeping note, moving forward we will hold meetings during these times and days of the week during the last week of the month. We will continue to send out emails with the links to register, but to help with your scheduling purposes, the cadence of the meetings will follow the same day and time format.

See the schedule below:

GroupDayTimeLink to register
Infrastructure and Permitting1/29/24 Monday12:00pm-1:00pmhttps://azcommerce.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZmxrtEngSNGglmFhwyeolQ
Mapping1/29/24 Monday1:00pm-2:00pmhttps://azcommerce.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wCZXpbT3RWuJH-rYIF73EA
Outreach1/30/24 Tuesday11:00am-12:00pmhttps://azcommerce.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_X_BiMWtzTqqNb22mUPb_Dg
Affordability1/30/24 Tuesday12:00pm-1:00pmhttps://azcommerce.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ChojTVTKSLGzXwSXTUs_Gg
Digital Inclusion1/31/24 Wednesday11:00am-12:00pmhttps://azcommerce.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_siitJZAGT4GgwKtWPKDjIg
Workforce1/31/24 Wednesday1:00pm-2:00pmhttps://azcommerce.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MaZvfFx0Tj-belAaQmdmjQ

Next week, we will provide an overview of the State Digital Equity Plan, (published January 1st) and ask for feedback on the plan. This plan provides an overview of the state’s goals and objectives for digital equity. The public comment period ends Feb. 1, 2024.

I am attaching the two-day agenda that was shared this week at the summit. We received several requests to share the names and titles of each panelist. Next week, I will be sharing additional resources to help you feel more connected and engaged, stay tuned!

Candace Hamana

AZ Commerce Authority

Tribal Liaison