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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.
This piece provides an overview of legislation introduced in the Senate in 2020 that outlined a spending plan for the anticipated revenues from auctions of specific spectrum bands.
An official license agreement between the City of Salinas, California, and New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC (AT&T). The contract outlines the terms by which AT&T can attach wireless installations on city-owned structures and use city infrastructure.
This page from the FCC’s website offers an introduction to broadband. The site defines broadband, explains how it works and its advantages, and describes the technology platforms over which broadband is delivered.
This article focuses on alternatives to fiber—700 MHz LTE, high-frequency 4G LTE, TV white spaces, and satellite—for bringing cost-effective broadband to rural areas of the United States. The authors’ models show that deploying those technologies would require a capital investment of between $8 billion and $12 billion, and could pay for itself in about six years.
This video features a discussion of the connectivity challenges faced by the Yurok Tribe of Northern California, and the importance of Tribes being able to build and operate their own networks.
Published in September 2019, this report discusses historical barriers that Tribes face when attempting to access spectrum resources and efforts by the FCC to support Tribal access to spectrum.
This resource provides an overview of broadband access for Native communities, including disparities in fixed and wireless, barriers to access, and strategies for addressing these disparities.
This report shows how the United States is behind other developed countries when it comes to gigabit speed broadband, both in terms of coverage and adoption. The piece examines why public intervention has not led to better results, with a focus on the need for the country to move from vertically integrated operators to wholesale fiber networks that lease capacity to service providers.
This State Broadband Plan from West Virginia, published in 2019, reviews activities to date of the West Virginia Broadband Enhancement Council and sets the Council's goals for facilitating broadband deployment while outlining numerous strategies to meet those goals.
In this video, two officials from West Lafayette, Indiana—Chief Innovation and Collaboration Officer David Broecker and Vice President of Innovation and Technology Troy Hege—lay out their vision for a neutral host infrastructure in the city. They hope the project will spark competition and innovation, including building out a private cellular network and Wi-Fi access for new services.
This set of recommendations proposes establishing an advanced wireless strategy to accelerate 5G deployment while developing next generation wireless technologies across America. This resource addresses the challenges of advancing 5G technologies and examines the proposed actions and necessary investments.
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