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This article charts broadband usage in the United States. It looks at the states and metropolitan areas with the slowest and fastest average download speeds, the most improved metropolitan areas from 2020 to 2021, and where and how people connect to the internet while out of the home. The article also tracks customer satisfaction by connection type and ranks fiber providers.
The Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition argues that supporting robust Wi-Fi and wireless networking for community anchor institutions is crucial. Doing so will allow policymakers to help enable a wide range of 21st-century internet applications for improved education, learning, and medical care. This action plan provides a series of strategies and recommendations curated by the coalition.
An August 2020 news story about several digital inclusion initiatives in Louisville, Kentucky, focusing on a plan to double the amount of free Wi-Fi in the Russell neighborhood through the addition of approximately 30 access points. The project is partially made possible through $400,000 Choice Neighborhood Implementation grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
This paper examines the digital divide with regard to mobile devices and broadband. The authors research whether digital divides exist based on the mobile connection technology (e.g., Wi-Fi, 3G, LTE) and the download and upload speeds.
This story focuses on Reflection St. Pete, a luxury condominium building in St. Petersburg, Florida, that is being built with gigabit fiber and a Wi-Fi system that will keep residents connected throughout the entire property.
This article describes how broadband has become an important amenity in multiple-dwelling units. The author cites a report stating that prospective tenants are likely to choose buildings where broadband is bundled with their rent, and discusses how buildings are being graded on their connectivity.
An article examining the roles and consequences of different approaches to 5G market design for innovation. The analysis is grounded in a conceptual framework that explicitly considers the complementarities among networks, applications, and services.
This resource discusses how the Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated the educational digital divide. The authors urge the FCC to increase E-rate funding, and describe efforts in many locales to find effective and financially sustainable ways to extend connectivity to students who lack it and thereby close the nation’s destructive homework gap.
This document is intended to assist policymakers and library professionals to fully understand the importance of prioritizing bandwidth and internet access for today and the future. It describes how libraries currently use bandwidth to fulfill their mission, how that role is expanding and evolving, and how library professionals and policymakers can quantify the bandwidth libraries need to incubate opportunity and innovation.
This blog from CENIC explores wireless technologies that could be used by anchor institutions to extend their connectivity. Technologies include Wi-Fi mesh, television white space, Educational Broadband Service, and Citizens Broadband Radio Service.
This guide is intended to help communities plan or implement technology change. It provides a collection of experiences, case studies, and best practices that will be valuable in development sustainable, inclusive projects.
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.