Paige Shapiro
Paige Shapiro
Technical Assistance Advisor

US Department of Commerce

United States

Paige Atchley Shapiro joined the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) in August 2022 as the federal program officer (FPO) for the State of Tennessee. In this role, Paige coordinates partnerships and outreach with the state and local governments, community groups, and other entities with a vested interest on NTIA’s high-speed internet grant programs and policy issues. Paige works directly with Tennessee’s broadband office and the state-level county and municipal associations to ensure comprehensive engagement from all stakeholders in the state on the State’s high-speed internet planning and funding process.

Before joining NTIA, Paige was a senior program manager at Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation where she specialized in program design, adoption, and implementation. Prior to this role, Paige was a program director at the Tennessee Department of Education where she led programming to support the statewide reading initiative and served as a Management Fellow for Governor Bill Haslam.

Paige graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee and a Master of Education from Lipscomb University. She lives in Nashville with her husband Drew and their Golden Retriever, Nora. She loves the outdoors, reading, and cheering on the Volunteers!

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Stream 1

Panel of Fiber companies discussing the pathways to state led build out of broadband and fiber - where are the opportunities? 

  • State by state discussion of pipeline

  • What guidance do state authorities need in delivering these projects? What guidance does the private sector need in working with public sector assets? 

  • What characteristics are state and municipal authorities looking for in returned proposals?

    Marco Morra
    Principal, GI Partners
    Brian Kirschbaum
    Partner, Astra Capital Management
    Stephen Nettler
    Managing Director, ING Bank
    Dado Slezak
    Managing Director, Global Investments, Astatine Investment Partners
    Hannah Schofield
    Managing Director, DC Advisory
    Paige Shapiro
    Technical Assistance Advisor, US Department of Commerce
    David Strauss
    Principal, Broadband Success Partners