Stakeholder Engagement

DEEP has launched a comprehensive local coordination effort to gather input for Connecticut’s broadband infrastructure and digital equity programs. Public participation throughout the planning and implementation processes is critical to ensure that broadband infrastructure is deployed in a way that is responsive to the needs and priorities of communities struggling with affordability and reliable access. By setting clear goals, this effort will allow stakeholders from all communities to provide feedback, understand the benefits and opportunities of broadband, and work collaboratively towards shared goals.

DEEP is working to ensure:

  • Full geographic coverage of broadband service in Connecticut, including Tribal, rural, suburban, and urban areas.
  • Meaningful engagement and outreach to diverse stakeholder groups.
  • Utilization of multiple awareness and participation tactics and different methods to convey information and conduct outreach.
  • Establishment, documentation, and adherence to clear procedures to ensure transparency.
  • Outreach to and engagement of unserved and underserved communities, including those that have been historically underrepresented.

Please check back regularly for new dates and times of events and other feedback opportunities.

How to Get Involved

Regional Community Forums

Representatives from DEEP will be holding in-person listening sessions at select locations throughout Connecticut. Notice of these forums may be found here. Register for one or more locations here.

Lower River Valley
deKoven House

27 Washington St, Middletown, CT 06457

Northwest Hills
NHCOG Office

355 Goshen Road, Litchfield, CT 06759

Thursday, October 26
Naugatuck Valley
Wolcott Public Library

469 Bound Line Rd, Wolcott, CT 06716

Thursday, November 2
South Central
United Way of New Haven

370 James St #403, New Haven, CT 06513

Monday, November 6
Capitol Region
The Lyceum

227 Lawrence St, Hartford, CT 06106

Thursday, November 9
Danbury Library

170 Main St, Danbury, CT 06810

Monday, November 13
Beardsley Library

2536 E Main St, Bridgeport, CT 06610

Tuesday, November 14
Putnam Town Hall

200 School St, Putnam, CT 06260

Tuesday, November 14
Public Library of New London

63 Huntington St, New London, CT 06320

Thursday, November 16
Quarterly Stakeholder Roundtables

Join the conversation! Register for an upcoming roundtable discussion on the latest program updates and a tailored discussion on the opportunities and obstacles to universal, affordable, and reliable high-speed internet in Connecticut. Please attend the meeting appropriate to your organization type.

Telecommunications and Broadband Service Providers:

State and Local Governments:

Community Organization:

Stakeholder Surveys

Community Organization Survey

If your organization provides any type of digital equity services or programs — helping residents get connected online, equipping them with a device, or training — DEEP wants to hear from you! Please take a few minutes to complete the following survey so your work can be included in our statewide inventory, and we can reach you when funds become available to support your work.

Take the Survey

Contact Us

Send a message:

Leave a voicemail: 860.258.1730


Content last updated November, 2023