Cornell Broadband Network Newsletter #4

Upcoming events:

  • April 16, 2021—CBN’s next Zoom breakfast is on Friday, April 16th at 8:30am EDT. We will be hearing from Scott Zuchorski Managing Director and Head of North America Infrastructure and Project Finance for Fitch Ratings. Scott will be briefing us on the current state of play in the financing of broadband infrastructure, with a particular focus on municipal and public-private partnership deals. 

  • The format of these Zoom Breakfasts is 20 minutes of informal comments and then 30 minutes of questions and discussion. We do a hard stop at 9:30am. Zoom details are:; Meeting ID 723 432 8433; Passcode: CBN.

Notice of Grants:

  • New: National Science Foundation (NSF) Partnerships for Innovation (PFI)   The NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) Program within the Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP) offers researchers the opportunity to transform new knowledge into societal benefits through translational research and technology development efforts which catalyze partnerships to accelerate innovations that address significant societal needs.
    • Deadlines: Internal Submission Deadline-Wednesday, May 5, 2021; Funding Organization's Deadline-Wednesday, July 14, 2021

    • Anticipated award amount: PFI-TT up to $250,000 for 18-24 months. PFI-RP up to $550,000 for 36 months.
  • The Office of Academic Integration requests applications for 2021 Multi-Investigator Seed GrantsFor 2021 deadlines and application links,  view the Multi-Investigator Seed Grant RFA.



The Cornell Broadband Network  is a virtual community of people

on Cornell’s various campuses and people outside of the University 

who are doing research on and are engaged in broadband-related projects.


 As a part of the Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy , CBN’s mission is to provide visibility 

into these efforts in order to build partnerships

and foster collaborations across the entire University.

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