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This fact sheet looks at the most successful statewide broadband programs and finds that they tend to contain the same three components: A state agency devoted to broadband, planning and technical assistance, and competitive grant programs.
This report from 2016 details the second of three phases of Seattle’s plan to close the digital divide. It describes action strategies for the three main goals of the initiative—devices and technical support, connectivity, and skills training—which were developed following workgroups with technology, civic, education, and business leaders.
This report analyzes the results of a survey about the digital divide in the City of San Antonio and Bexar County, Texas. The authors discovered how digital equity issues such as connectivity, access, devices, and digital skills are more pronounced in areas where there are disparities in education, home ownership, and employment.
This article spotlights Petrichor, a corporation working with municipalities in Washington and Idaho to help communities apply for state and federal grants to build broadband infrastructure. Prior to forming Petrichor, its executive director, Joe Poire, built open access networks comprising more than 450 miles of fiber, which has resulted in competition in previously unserved markets.
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 resource discusses examples of how insights gleaned through surveys about residents’ and businesses’ broadband needs are being incorporated into larger studies to help local government leaders come up with new connectivity solutions.
A report from November 2019 describing statutory, regulatory, economic, and infrastructure barriers to Tribal broadband access and adoption. It also provides success stories and recommendations for increasing equitable access.
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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