Plugging In: Broadband Appropriations Under H.R. 133

2/18/21 11:08 AM

Even after years of network infrastructure investment by both the public and private sectors, millions of geographically remote and lower-income American households still lack access to high-speed broadband. As a result of this connectivity divide, these populations face economic, healthcare, and educational disadvantages in an increasingly digital modern world. To help further bridge this access gap, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (H.R. 133) allocates more than $7.7 billion of the total $2.3 trillion appropriations toward existing and new broadband development programs. These will be administered primarily by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and will aim to improve access to high-speed broadband by addressing the geographic and affordability issues limiting availability and prioritizing those populations facing the greatest access challenges.

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Topics: infrastructure, Summit Blog, broadband

Complexity Simplified: Partner Anthony Curcio discusses WIFIA with John Ryan of InRecap

8/20/20 7:45 AM

In our most recent episode of Complexity Simplified, Partner Anthony Curcio sat down with John Ryan of InRecap to discuss WIFIA, the EPA's water infrastructure loan program. How does WIFIA work, and what has been the key to its success? How much value has it provided for taxpayers?

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Topics: Complexity Simplified (podcasts), infrastructure, Summit Blog, WIFIA

Complexity Simplified: Partner Anthony Curcio discusses professional development and training for finance practitioners with Alok Mathur, President of the Global Project Finance Advisory Council

6/2/20 12:57 PM

Summit’s Partner, Anthony Curcio, recently sat down for the second of three conversations with Alok Mathur, President of Global Project Finance Advisory Council, a global project finance advisory firm that has closed $125.4 billion in infrastructure-related finance transactions. 

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Topics: data analytics, Complexity Simplified (podcasts), infrastructure, professional development, finance practitioners

Complexity Simplified: Anthony Curcio and Alok Mathur discuss insights into screening infrastructure projects

3/4/20 9:59 AM

Summit’s Partner, Anthony Curcio, recently sat down with Alok Mathur, President of Global Project Finance Advisory Council, a global project finance advisory firm that has closed $125.4 billion in infrastructure-related finance transactions.  Mr. Mathur brings real insight into screening infrastructure projects, which is very timely given our nation's focus on rebuilding our infrastructure.

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Topics: data analytics, Complexity Simplified (podcasts), infrastructure, portfolio management map

An Executive Approach to Modernizing Infrastructure

3/5/18 1:56 PM

The fourth post in our infrastructure blog series was written by Ian Weise and George Voris.

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Topics: infrastructure

An Executive Approach to Accelerating Rural Economy

2/28/18 1:39 PM

This blog was written by Ian Weise and George Voris.

The White House Infrastructure Plan proposes the creation of a new program, the Rural Infrastructure Program. This program aims to accelerate infrastructure investment in our nation’s rural economy and targets regions with populations of less than 50,000. Under this program, $50 billion in grants would be made available to states, tribes, and territories to finance a variety of assets. In addition to directly funding the asset classes portrayed below, these grants could be used to fund infrastructure directly attributable and essential to the operation of these assets.

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Topics: infrastructure

An Executive Approach to Strengthen Existing Federal Lending Programs

2/23/18 11:57 AM

In the second post of Summit’s blog series on the White House’s new infrastructure plan, Summit Senior Consultant Sam Seong and Summit Senior Analyst George Voris preview how the plan will impact existing federal infrastructure financing programs. You can read the last post in the series here.

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Topics: infrastructure

An Executive Approach to Accelerating Infrastructure Investment

2/20/18 8:54 AM

In the first post of Summit’s blog series on the White House’s new infrastructure plan, Summit Senior Manager Ian Weise and Summit Senior Consultant Sam Seong preview the Infrastructure Investment Program.

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Topics: infrastructure

Complexity Simplified: Infrastructure Investment (Part Two)

12/15/17 9:54 AM

On this episode of Complexity Simplified, Summit Partner Anthony Curcio and Scully Capital Principal Brian Oakley continue their discussion on infrastructure funding.

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Topics: Complexity Simplified (podcasts), infrastructure

Complexity Simplified: Infrastructure Investment

12/7/17 12:48 PM

On this episode of Complexity Simplified, Summit Partner Anthony Curcio and Scully Capital Principal Brian Oakley discuss their new white paper on infrastructure investment.

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Topics: Complexity Simplified (podcasts), infrastructure

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