Chicago Illinois, April 23, 2024 – Metro Edge Development Partners (Metro Edge), a commercial real estate firm focused on technology-driven developments, announces today that Craig Huffman, Co-Founder & CEO, will be a featured panelist at the upcoming International Telecoms Week (ITW) 2024 conference. Huffman will join industry leaders to discuss “Bridging the Digital Divide Across North America” on Thursday, May 16, 2024, at 9:50 AM EST.

The panel will delve into pressing questions surrounding broadband equity and access deployment (BEAD) programs, assessing their potential impact and efficacy in narrowing the digital divide. This discussion will explore the role of Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) in addressing connectivity challenges and expanding internet access to underserved communities. By examining the opportunities and challenges associated with BEAD initiatives and the significance of FWA solutions, the panel aims to provide valuable insights into strategies for enhancing digital inclusivity and fostering equitable access to broadband infrastructure across North America. Huffman, renowned for his expertise in technology-driven real estate developments, will share insights from Metro Edge’s pioneering projects, emphasizing the role of data infrastructure in fostering socio-economic development and bridging digital divides. In addition, Huffman will share Metro Edge’s IMD1 development and its plans to expand network accessibility to the community, as well as a robust social impact strategy for STEM studies with local schools and nonprofits.

WHAT: Panel Discussion: Bridging the Digital Divide Across North America

WHERE: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center | Digital Infra Stage

WHEN: Thursday May 16, 2024 | 9:50 – 10:30 a.m EST

WHO: Panel members include:

To register to attend the ITW 2024 event, please visit this link.

About Metro Edge Development Partners (Metro Edge):

Metro Edge is a Chicago-based commercial real estate development firm and minority business enterprise (MBE). Our mission is to pursue institutional-quality investment opportunities that deliver exceptional results to our financial and community partners. Led by a team with decades of private equity real estate experience, Metro Edge targets data centers, life sciences, and technology-oriented developments in primary urban locations around the country. Simply put, we create significant value in areas overlooked by our competitors.

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