Robbie McBeath serves as a Program and Communications Coordinator with the Illinois Broadband Lab, where he helps lead the Accelerate Illinois and Illinois Connected Communities programs and authors the bi-weekly Illinois Broadband Connections newsletter. He is the author of an upcoming guidebook on Pathways to Digital Equity & the Role of Philanthropy.
Robbie began his career in communications policy in 2014, starting as a Writing Associate with the Benton Institute producing Benton’s renowned Headlines and Weekly Digest of communications policy news. Previously, he interned at the Federal Communications Commission and served as an AmeriCorps VISTA with the Open Media Foundation in Denver, Colorado. Robbie graduated in 2013 from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a degree in media studies.