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This paper offers background research on the digital divide and municipal fiber network projects, with a focus on California. The authors also compare California’s speeds and prices with other states, show where the United States ranks with other developed countries in terms of internet access, and offer case studies of cities with municipal broadband networks.
Adopted in June 2008, this paper from the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) provides an overview of a recommended national broadband strategy. The main principles are to immediately deploy advanced broadband networks, require high-capacity bandwidth in both directions for true broadband, use fiber-to-the-premises as the preferred option, and make high-capacity broadband connectivity affordable and accessible.
This resource announces the $20 million investment into DigitalC from Project OVERCOME, the National Science Foundation, and Schmidt Futures. DigitalC provides some of the highest wireless bandwidths to homes in Greater Cleveland’s unserved and underserved areas, along with training and access to devices. The grant will help expand capacity to provide access and accelerate adoption of broadband connectivity infrastructure throughout the city.
This webpage explains that broadband is important for rural health care providers because many of the capabilities of health IT, including telehealth and electronic exchange of health care information, require the higher speeds and bandwidth of broadband.
In this blog, EducationSuperHighway discusses the importance and difficulty of upgrading bandwidth using fiber in rural school districts using the example of LLano Independent School District in Texas.
In this blog, EducationSuperHighway provides three tips for making technology plans for the classroom: set intentional goals, know your options, and bring community members to the table.
This blog by EducationSuperHighway details how Prince William County Public Schools successfully sought out support to aid in upgrading their bandwidth in order to provide internet access to current students and prepare for future scaling projects.
This document is intended to assist policymakers and library professionals to fully understand the importance of prioritizing bandwidth and internet access for today and the future. It describes how libraries currently use bandwidth to fulfill their mission, how that role is expanding and evolving, and how library professionals and policymakers can quantify the bandwidth libraries need to incubate opportunity and innovation.
This resource clarifies the difference between speed and bandwidth and provides a tool to help consumers estimate the bandwidth needed for their household or business based on usage, priority (speed or price), and location.
A paper designed for city officials seeking affordable, abundant bandwidth in their communities. It reviews the current landscape of broadband networks, outlines best practices, summarizes existing models, and presents a framework through which community leaders can begin developing projects given the city's specific circumstances.
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