January 24, 2024

BEYOND THE DARK | Exclusive Event w/ Gigi Sohn, Quentin Palfrey & Sean Gonsalves

Local Communities Lighting Our Digital Future | MA Municipal Fiber Grant Program


Municipalities seeking to unlock your community's potential. Administrators and Department Heads looking to capture resources for fiber infrastructure. Connectivity is the catalyst for education, healthcare, economic redevelopment, public safety, robust entrepreneurship, and ensuring a competitive future for our region.

Speaker Discussion with Gigi Sohn, Quentin Palfrey, and Sean Gonsalves, and a special video appearance by Senator Ed Markey.

When: February 13th | 12-3pm
Where: Cape Cod 5 Headquarters, Hyannis
What: Policy discussion | Lunch | Hands-on workshop

A longtime advocate for broadband access and an advisor to former FCC Chair Tom Wheeler during the Obama administration, a senior fellow and public advocate at the Benton Institute for Broadband & Society and Executive Director at the American Association for Public Broadband (AAPB). Sohn was nominated for FCC Commissioner by President Biden in October 2021.


Director of Federal Funds and Infrastructure for the Healey Administration. Palfrey is charged with working across all secretariats to drive the administration’s competitive efforts around federal funding for key infrastructure, climate and economic development projects, including the role that broadband plays in the Commonwealth.


A senior reporter, editor and researcher for ILSR’s Community Broadband Networks Initiative. Sean was a longtime reporter, columnist, news editor and a former nationally syndicated columnist including the Oakland Tribune, Kansas City Star, and Seattle Post-Intelligencer. His work has also appeared in the Boston Globe, USA Today, the Washington Post, and the International Herald-Tribune.