FloridaCommerce will be hosting five in-person public workshops June 10- 14, 2024, to provide information on ConnectedFlorida’s BEAD Program challenge process.


The workshops will be held in the following locations:

  • Tuesday, June 11, 2024 – Gainesville

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Freedom Community Center

7400 SW 41st Place, Gainesville, Florida 32608

  • Wednesday, June 12, 2024 – Ocala

2 p.m.to 4 p.m.

Marion County Board of County Commissioners

SE 25th Avenue, Ocala, Florida 34471

  • Thursday, June 13, 2024 – Clermont

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Clermont Arts and Recreation Center

3700 South Hwy 27, Clermont, Florida 34711

  • Friday, June 14, 2024 – Auburndale

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Lake Myrtle Sports Park Complex

2701 Lake Myrtle Park, Auburndale, Florida 33823


Additionally, ConnectedFlorida will host a webinar on Monday, June 17, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. to 12 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time, for interested parties unable to attend in-person workshops. Register for the webinar here.


ConnectedFlorida’s BEAD Challenge Process workshops will include an overview of the challenge process, timeline, rules, responsibilities for our Local Technology Planning Teams, and a tutorial on how to submit a challenge.


For more information on the BEAD Challenge Process, please visit www.FloridaJobs.org/Broadband.