Case Study: Leading Non-Profit R&D Network

Representation of a national, non-profit internet backbone provider serving the research and education community with the mission of securing federal funding for broadband deployment by way of a broadband grant at the Department of Commerce. Working with an ad hoc coalition of schools, hospitals and libraries, we successfully lobbied policymakers at the National Telecommunications & Information Agency (NTIA), the White House Office of Science & Technology, and the Federal Communications Commission to support grant funding rules that emphasized service to the R&E community. As a result of our efforts, NTIA awarded more than $62.5 million in federal stimulus funding through its Broadband Technology Opportunities Program to a group of national research and education networking organizations including our client.