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This 2021 report from NTIA serves as a baseline of correct capabilities and challenges associated with tracking available data. The report outlines the Office of Internet Connectivity and Growth's (OICG) mission and shares an update on OICG's work to track broadband investment impact.
This paper studies the impact of broadband on the economic growth of rural America between 2001 and 2010. The results suggest that high levels of broadband adoption in rural counties positively impacted growth, while low levels saw businesses close and greater unemployment numbers.
This video is a recording of a conversation between Lane Earl of Strata Networks and Belinda Nelson of Gila River Telecommunications in which they discuss the benefits of making broadband accessible and affordable in Tribal communities.
A report that compares the rankings of nearly 400 metropolitan areas across the United States on the Milken Institute’s Best-Performing Cities (BPC) Index and the GoDaddy Venture Forward (VF) rankings of microbusiness density to better understand the economic opportunity landscape in the country. Properly understanding the value of economic assets and increased microbusiness density may allow communities to enhance their existing growth trajectory and create new opportunities.
This resource argues that efforts to close the digital divide in the Black rural South have been lacking, providing support showing that high-speed internet and broadband service are often not available or affordable in these areas, and that access to these services would demonstrably improve quality of life. It recommends the establishment of a permanent and meaningful broadband benefit program and a taskforce to prevent digital redlining, among other policies.
This report describes a strategy for delivery of services over ubiquitous fiber‐to‐the‐premises (FTTP, or fiber connectivity to every home and business in San Francisco) that would be open, offering equal potential access to the network by multiple entities so as to enable and stimulate competition. The effort is guided by principles of equity; jobs, innovation, and growth; and local authority.
This resource discusses the need to address larger frictions in the middle-skill job market, which comprises one-third of the U.S. job market and requires digital skills that workers often lack. The author makes the case for incorporating broadband into new job training initiatives to potentially address the digital skills gap.
A paper arguing that traditional job-training systems currently do not bridge digital skills gaps that middle-skill job seekers face. As the need for middle-skill jobs has doubled, efforts need to be made to integrate broadband into training for those positions, as both a delivery mechanism and a wraparound service.
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