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This is the homepage for Alabama’s broadband map, which allows citizens, providers, and public officials to see broadband availability based on technology type, available speeds, and coverage. The site also allows for residents to test their speeds and report no service, while providers can challenge the data found in the map.
Through a collection of survey data, this report explores how peoples’ lives have been shaped by the level of internet access they have at home. The report seeks to answer questions about the impact of home broadband service.
In late 2021, the FCC released the second of its bi-annual broadband availability data update, as of December 2020. Here, the Technology Policy Institute (TPI) provides mapping and analysis of the FCC’s new data, which continue to show an increase in broadband availability and speeds.
This resource features the Technology Policy Institute’s (TPI) Broadband Map, which is an economic analysis and mapping tool that combines multiple datasets to answer questions about broadband access, availability, adoption, and speeds for all 50 states in the United States.
This analysis uses Heartland Forward’s “Entrepreneurial Capacity Index,” a calculator designed to report on the economic progress across states afforded by entrepreneurship. The finding is that supporting entrepreneurs is essential for growing a state’s economy, especially given the ramifications of Covid-19.
This 2021 policy book from AARP Research examines the three issues—availability, affordability, and digital literacy—that must be addressed to ensure that everyone can take advantage of internet products and services. The policy book provides background about high-speed internet services and policy recommendations to address the critical issues.
This survey of Utah voters over the age of 50 assesses the experiences and challenges they face in respect to internet usage, and gauges their support for potential expansion of high-speed internet access in Utah. The survey reveals rural areas face more challenges and most older Utah voters are more likely to vote for a candidate who helps make high-speed internet available to all Utahns.
This federal resource outlines seven strategies used by state leaders to address digital equity and the homework gap issues. These strategies detail the needs for more accurate data on broadband availability and access, continued collaboration between government agencies and stakeholders, and training of teachers and families.
FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks’ essay from the 2021 State of Black America advocates for broadband access as a civil right. Starks recognizes that the digital divide disproportionally affects Black Americans, thereby limiting economic opportunity and excluding them from pandemic-driven necessities like remote learning and telehealth.
Published in 2021, this resource is the National Urban League’s plan to close the digital divide. The plan identifies five digital gaps—availability, adoption, affordability, access to economic opportunity, and utilization—that disproportionately affect communities of color and cites four goals to close those gaps.
This report outlines a plan for California’s San Joaquin Valley to achieve the goal of broadband availability in 98 percent of its households. The plan includes using State and federal funds to build infrastructure, deploying a hybrid fiber-wireless model, and using water districts for easements and rights-of-way.
The Resource Library is a curated collection of expert broadband resources, including funding guides, policy analyses, how-tos, and more. Every resource has been verified by the CTC Energy & Technology team, drawing on their more than forty years of expertise. The library is continuously updated as new resources are submitted for review. Search the resource library to find analysis, explainers, and case studies to answer your broadband questions.
The National Broadband Resource Hub is made possible through the generous support of the Ford Foundation and Schmidt Futures. The site is administered by the Broadband Equity Partnership.