USTelecom Broadband Investment Forum

The Path to Universal Broadband

USTelecom’s Broadband Investment Forum brings together leading national policy makers, business leaders, and technology innovators to assess solutions for achieving universal connectivity in America.

At the dawn of a new Administration and Congress, and in the midst of our ongoing pandemic, conversations will focus on exploring new policy pathways to promote broadband investment and innovation, and ensure access and affordability for all in need.

“Fiberside” Chat

  • The Honorable Frank Pallone, Chairman, House Energy and Commerce Committee (D-NJ-6)
  • Moderator: Kathy Grillo, SVP of Public Policy and Government Affairs, Verizon


  • Jeff McElfresh, CEO, AT&T Communications

Panel: Accelerating America’s Connected Future 

  • Jeff England, VP and CFO, Silver Star Communications
  • Melissa Mann, Vice President, Government Affairs and Public Policy, West Region, Lumen
  • Nicol Turner-Lee, Senior Fellow – Governance Studies Director – Center for Technology Innovation, The Brookings Institution
  • Rusty Moore, General Manager & COO, BBT

We also honored the 2020 USTelecom Broadband Heroes – leaders from across the nation making distinguished and game-changing contributions to connect our communities:

  • Representative Frank Pallone, Chairman, House Energy & Commerce Committee (D-NJ)
  • Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE)
  • Janelle Allison, Chief Operating Officer, Great Plains Communications
  • Dr. Michael Hinojosa, Superintendent of Schools, Dallas Independent School District
  • Julia Slocombe, Vice President, West Regional Operations, Smart City Networks

Thanks To Our Sponsor 


Welcome from USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter

Fiberside Chat with Verizon SVP Kathy Grillo and Representative Frank Pallone

2020 Broadband Heroes Awards

Accelerating America’s Connected Future