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This action plan from the Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition explains how streamlining access to rights-of-way and effectively managing public land can expedite the deployment of high-capacity broadband to anchor institutions. This action plan includes a series of strategies and recommendations curated by the coalition.
This report makes a case for Ohio to invest in expanding coverage into the state’s unserved areas. The authors recommend that Ohio create a state broadband office, adopt a dig-once policy, strengthen its public-private partnerships, establish an investment fund to finance infrastructure builds, and promote last-mile policies in local governments.
This white paper from the National Governors Association presents strategies to expand affordable broadband access, including use cases and best practices, and highlights policy solutions to address the coverage gaps and cost inequities.
This resource recommends four provisions to be included in emergency pandemic legislation in order for cities, towns, and Tribal communities to leverage internet access as a recovery tool.
A report from May 2013 that presents an overview of successful practices used by state Departments of Transportation to facilitate broadband deployment along highway rights of way. It identifies wireline broadband deployment approaches and recommends state incentives for usage of conduit and rights of way, resource sharing to reduce deployment time, and dig once policies.
This brief reviews five key areas in which states can implement policy to expand broadband access: establishing programs, defining service speed and goals, setting up and financing, designating who can provide service, and regulating access to infrastructure.
This resource showcases the diverse range of approaches communities and local internet service providers (ISP) have taken to expand affordable, high-quality internet access in Minnesota. It includes a series of case studies that detail how communities are meeting the connectivity challenges of a broken marketplace shaped by large monopoly service providers.
This report offers recommendations from the task force aimed at improving broadband access across Idaho. Recommendations include identifying funding and partnership models, connecting health care and first responders, and giving students and families the tools to succeed.
This paper highlights key aspects needed for a national infrastructure plan: improvement to the digital infrastructure for the economic benefits and an increase in private-sector investment in nationwide deployment of future-proof, fixed broadband networks. The author recommends policy measures achieve those goals, such as direct funding support, changes to the tax code, and actions to enhance the productivity of capital expenditures.
This resource provides an actionable roadmap for improving access to affordable and reliable broadband services for businesses in support of economic development in New Mexico. It evaluates the current broadband infrastructure and identifies the range of State and local entities that would likely be involved in the implementation of new broadband facilities.
This resource presents the case for dig once policies, identifies three general approaches to dig once, and presents a set of recommendations for localities when developing a dig once ordinance or policy.
Published in 2019, the Arkansas State Broadband Plan begins with the Governor’s goal of deploying broadband with speeds of 25/3 Mbps in all population centers of at least 500 people by 2022. It then delves into the current broadband landscape, describing technologies, performance metrics, and federal funding sources, before focusing on Arkansas’ broadband resources, initiatives, recommendations, and recent broadband-related statewide legislation.
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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