Illinois Extension

BEAD Challenge Process Lunch and Learns

Challenge Process Lunch & Learn

Wednesday, April 17 at 12 PM CT 

The Challenge Phase concluded on Monday, March 18.  Participants may review submitted challenges, details, and summary information on the challenge dashboard. The Illinois Office of Broadband team is now reviewing challenges, validating evidence, and preparing for Rebuttal Phase which goes from April 16 to May 6.  

Please join us on April 17 where we will:
  • Elaborate on the Rebuttal Phase and Process
  • Provide information on requirements and expectations 
  • Offer tools to help rebuttal processes 

Additionally, contact the Illinois Office of Broadband for information about office hours during the Rebuttal Phase (April 16 – May 6).  

If you have any other questions in the meantime, please reach out to or visit

Lunch and Learn Trainers: 
Devon Braunstein, Assistant Director, Illinois Office of Broadband - 
Shubhika Agarwal, Coordinator, Illinois Broadband Lab -

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