Karen Hanson

Manager, Partnerships, Interagency Affairs
BroadbandUSA, NTIA, U.S. Department of Commerce


As Manager of Partnerships and Interagency Affairs, Karen Hanson promotes the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) BroadbandUSA program among government stakeholders and the philanthropic community, and coordinates interagency efforts to encourage broadband deployment and adoption. Ms. Hanson currently serves as ExecSec of, and manages BroadbandUSA’s efforts on the American Broadband Initiative (ABI), the Administration’s primary interagency strategy to promote broadband connectivity. Previously, she served as a Federal Program Officer for the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP), overseeing a portfolio of Public Computer Center (PCC) and Sustainable Broadband Adoption (SBA) grants. Ms. Hanson’s background includes work in the non-profit, philanthropic and private sectors promoting broadband deployment and digital equity. Prior to joining NTIA, Ms. Hanson worked in the software industry, as a management consultant, and policy analyst. Ms. Hanson received a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University in Public Policy Studies and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern California.

April 8-11, 2019

Renaissance Hotel in Austin, Texas

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Here's a glance at last year's Summit.

Look who you'll meet at the Summit

  Unique Opportunity to Network with Broadband Systems Operators*
*Includes Telcos - Private, CLECs, ILECs; Cable Operators; Wireless Broadband Operators, Property Managers, Developers, Owners, REITs, Universities, Colleges
  Equipment Manufacturers, Suppliers, Distributors 17%
  Government/Legal 12%
  Consultants, Contractors 10%
  System Installers, Service Providers 8%
  Financial Advisers, Institutions, Investors 3%

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