26 May Laura Spining
Laura Spining serves as the Deputy Associate Administrator for Broadband programs at National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). She directs the BroadbandUSA program, which promotes broadband deployment and digital inclusion working with local, state, and Tribal communities. She developed the Partnerships program to strengthen and support organizations that share NTIA’s mission to advance broadband deployment and digital inclusion. Spining leads this effort to engage Tribal leaders, federal agencies, state leaders, non-profits, and other organizations committed to high-speed, affordable, and reliable broadband. Prior to joining NTIA, Ms. Spining served as the Executive Director for the Internet Innovation Alliance, a nonprofit promoting the advancement of broadband. Ms. Spining has extensive industry experience including working at Level 3 Communications for 10 years in network deployment, business development, and public policy. In addition, Ms. Spining worked at USTelecom during the passage of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. She is a native Tennessean and currently lives in Bethesda, MD.