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ABOUT AAPB

The American Association for Public Broadband proudly represents community-owned broadband networks and co-ops that are fueling the nation's economic future through reliable high-speed internet access. With more than 650+ networks across 33 states, public––or municipal broadband––is answering America's call for reliable, affordable, and accessible internet for all.

OUR MISSION

Redefining Public Broadband

AAPB is on a mission to redefine public broadband and work towards a future where fast and affordable internet is accessible to all Americans, regardless of their income or location. We are committed to supporting and connecting community-owned broadband networks and co-ops that are driving progress and innovation in the industry.

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Gigi B. Sohn, Executive Director

OUR JOURNEY SO FAR

2022

AAPB FOUNDED

AAPB was founded with a vision to promote and advocate for the development of community-owned broadband networks and co-ops that would provide affordable and reliable internet access to all Americans.

2023

CHALKING UP BIG ADVOCACY WINS

After successfully helping to fight the Utah Taxpayers Association, AAPB was instrumental in helping Bountiful City, Utah own its future and finally build its community-owned all-fiber network. One month later, AAPB scored another win, this time influencing NTIA to issue new BEAD Letter of Credit Guidelines. Notably, the new guidance promises to help make public funds more readily available for the smaller American communities that are in desperate need of reliable broadband.

Board of Directors

Angela Bennink (Chair)

Kitsap Public Utility District, Washington

Kimberly McKinley (Vice Chair)

UTOPIA Fiber, Utah

Bob Knight (Secretary)

Town of Ridgefield, Connecticut

Scott Menhart (Treasurer)

Traverse City Light & Power, Michigan

Peggy Schaffer

Town of Vasselboro, Maine

Gigi B. Sohn

Executive Director

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