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This article provides insight into a 2020 law allowing electric co-ops in Virginia to hang fiber in existing electric easements, including those outside their service area. The law, experts say, will make it easier to facilitate broadband deployment projects in rural, unserved parts of the state.
A white paper explaining how the growth of the Internet of Things will impact the electricity grid. However, policymakers and energy industry stakeholders cannot continue to assume that everybody has internet access, because that mindset will result in real-consequences consequences.
This blog dissects the section of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that allocates $1 billion for middle mile infrastructure. In addition to providing an overview of the program, the piece recommends bringing the energy sector—utilities, electric cooperatives, and oil and gas companies—as partners on middle mile projects.
This compilation of video resources includes discussions from cities and utility companies about their partnership business models, how to build shared goals, and best practices for project implementation. The resource covers both broadband partnerships and other smart city applications.
US Ignite, through its Smart Gigabit Communities (SGC) program, describes how it supports select communities in creating local and national partnerships to provide tools for building smart community strategies, applications, Requests for Proposals (RFPs), and sustainability plans to help drive new services, startups, jobs, and innovation investments.
Professor Ana Garcia Armada offers an introduction to multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO) technology. She describes how MIMO has been used to increase cellular capacity in high-traffic networks and developed markets but can also serve as a cheaper alternative to fiber in improving access to remote areas.
This amendment to the San Francisco Police Code prohibits owners of multiple occupancy buildings from preventing occupants from choosing their own communications services provider. The ordinance also establishes requirements for providers to access the buildings and creates penalties for owners who do not comply.
The Delaware Department of Technology & Information (DTI) hired CTC Technology & Energy (CTC) in fall 2020 to develop a pragmatic, actionable broadband strategic plan for the State. It focuses on broadband service gaps and “digital equity” through affordable, accessible broadband, ownership or access to well-functioning devices, and possession of the skills needed to effectively use broadband and computers.
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.
The National Broadband Resource Hub is made possible through the generous support of the Ford Foundation and Schmidt Futures. The site is administered by the Broadband Equity Partnership.