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Don Williams

Senior Broadband Development Officer
US Dept of Commerce

Don Williams serves as a senior specialist for broadband development for the new BroadbandUSA program at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), U.S. Department of Commerce. He serves as a strategic advisor, supplying technical assistance to communities as they implement broadband deployment and adoption programs to advance economic development, education, health care and public safety. He previously managed more than $300 million in grants for large telecommunications infrastructure projects in the South and Northwest in the Broadband Technologies Opportunity Program.  Prior to his work  at the NTIA, Dr. Williams was chief operating officer and director of research for Rice Williams Associates, a telecommunications consulting firm serving over 200 client cities, counties and state governments.