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This resource has tips for performing community outreach to gain support for broadband projects. The one-pager stresses understanding a community’s needs and assets, creating smart goals, collaborating and partnering with local organizations, and celebrating success.
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.
This page contains information about the NTIA’s BroadbandUSA program, which serves municipal governments, the telecom industry, and nonprofits looking to expand connectivity and promote digital inclusion. It also contains a description of the NTIA and an overview of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, which included several bills related to broadband.
A primer about the functions that broadband plays in modern life, with a section about how broadband is defined by the speeds of download and upload data transmission.
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This resource from the State of North Carolina provides an overview of why broadband is important, the benefits of broadband, and what technologies can be used to access broadband.
OTELCO offers a technical overview of fiber optics, as well as notes on DSL, cable, and fixed wireless networks. This broadband primer also discusses the benefits of broadband, construction methods, and finance and regulatory considerations.
This resource serves as a guide for local governments looking to increase broadband investment in their communities. It outlines various aspects of broadband investment, gives examples of successful community actions, and provides a checklist of steps that local leaders can take to support broadband investment.
This page collocates all broadband-related videos produced by Community Broadband Networks, a project of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. Videos range from recordings of live discussions among experts, to informational explainer videos, to videos highlighting communities' work.
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.
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