Jean Rice

Broadband Development Officer
BroadbandUSA, NTIA, U.S. Department of Commerce

Jean Rice currently serves as a Senior Communications Program Specialist for NTIA’s new BroadbandUSA initiative, focusing on new broadband initiatives for local, state and tribal governments. She worked on the $4.3 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Broadband Technologies Opportunity Program (BTOP). For BTOP, Rice worked with over $350 million in grants to deploy new or improved broadband fiber and wireless facilities. For the program, she provided wide-ranging leadership on key issues impacting broadband deployment, open access, deployment in rural and tribal areas and sustainability. She is a member of the Federal Smart Grid Task Force.

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