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Rural Broadband Expansion Council

The Rural Broadband Expansion Council was created to improve, expand and reduce the cost of high-speed internet connectivity in rural Oklahoma. The council will create recommendations for new policies and incentives to achieve this goal.

Council agendas are posted on the Meeting Notices page.

Join the Rural Broadband Expansion Council email list for program updates and meeting notices.


Speaker Appointees

  • Representative Logan Phillips – Co-chair
    House Member Appointee
  • Darlene Brugnoli
    Representative of a wireless telecommunications provider not affiliated with an incumbent local exchange carrier in Oklahoma
  • Drew Beverage
    Representing the interests of wireless internet service providers
  • Michael Berube
    Private-sector technology professional
  • Roger Neal
    Representing the interests of rural health care
  • Billy Frank Staggs
    Member representing the interests of rural internet service providers

Senate Pro Tempore Appointees

  • Senator James Leewright – Co-chair
    Senate Member Appointee
  • Cliff Agee
    Tribal Leader
  • Patrick Grace
    Rural electric cooperative representative
  • Dr. Brian Whitacre
    Professional with academic expertise in large scale info technology infrastructure with emphasis on rural broadband access
  • Mr. Jerry Whisenhunt
    Citizen from community with less than 50,000 that is not part of OKC or Tulsa Metropolitan statistical areas
  • Daniel Webster
    Represents interests of rural business enterprises

Governor Appointees

  • Mike Fina
    Current or former mayor of municipality of population of less than 35,000 and not a part of the OKC or Tulsa Metropolitan Statistical Area
  • Samantha Valentino
    Representative of a wireless telecommunications provider with operations in Oklahoma and 24 other states
  • Deputy Secretary Steven Harpe
    Government official with knowledge and experience with technology assets and operations of ODOT, OneNet and OMES.

Corporation Commission Appointee

  • Brandy Wreath
    Government official with expertise in administration of the Universal Service Fund, but who is not an elected member of the Commission

Join RBEC Meetings Online

Members of the public can observe Rural Broadband Expansion Council meetings online. Council members must attend in-person in order to count toward quorum, speak, and vote. See the meeting notices page for upcoming meetings and agendas. A link to join the meetings is in the agenda.

The meetings are generally set for the 3rd Wednesday of each month, and typically last 90 minutes. The following are the expected dates for 2022 meetings.

Feb. 16 from 2 to 5 p.m. in State Capitol, Rm 112
March 16 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in State Capitol, Rm 112
April 20 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in State Capitol, Rm 112
May 18 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in State Capitol, Rm 112
June 15 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
July 20 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Aug. 17 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Sep. 21 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Oct. 19 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Nov. 16 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Dec. 21 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Oklahoma Broadband Public Map

The data displayed in this Broadband map contains FCC and multiple years of CAF Deployment data. The 2020 FCC data is the most recent data available from their website. The FCC periodically releases all data collected through the program as part of unaudited data sets from various providers. Such data is provided “as is” with the FCC making no assertion as to the quality of such data. The Oklahoma Department of Commerce does not create this data nor vouch for its accuracy.

This map is not the final version. We will periodically add more information as new sources and content are acquired and made publicly available. We are diligently working with different data providers to acquire more relevant data to amplify our map. 

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