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A dashboard tool developed by US Ignite to provide leaders in Miami with a real-time understanding of the city’s economy. The dashboard allows users to see both the current economic environment and a long-term solution as the city recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Ithaca Area Economic Development used this Request for Proposal (RFP) to find a qualified partner to build, maintain, and operate a middle-mile fiber optic network. The RFP includes awardee tasks, a proposed partnership model, a project schedule, submission requirements, and evaluation criteria.
This interview highlights the partnership between the Benton Institute for Broadband and Society and the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity. It discusses how the two organizations worked together to help develop the State of Illinois's broadband action plan, with particular focus on digital equity programs.
This toolkit draws upon the experiences of the recipients of Broadband Technology Opportunities Program grants. It seeks to provide a pathway for those looking to develop and implement broadband adoption programs.
This resource describes the National Information and Telecommunications Administration's role in implementing the broadband-related aspects of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
The digital skills required to effectively use broadband are often elusive. This resource details the importance of supporting digital skills to increase broadband adoption.
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.
In this 17-minute video discussion, Montana Governor Steve Bullock and Colorado Governor Jared Polis emphasize the need for statewide, reliable broadband access to support education and economic development.
A blog that draws on data from the American Instructional Resources Survey to explore opportunities for meeting the new and growing demands of pandemic pedagogy, including the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB), better training for teachers on online tools and resources, and micro-credentials to better indicate and develop teachers’ technological competencies.
This blog post explains the importance of mapping in decisions about broadband spending. The author describes why the FCC’s data are flawed, leading to inaccurate maps, and concludes by noting that plans are underway to change the FCC’s data collection methods.
US Ignite introduces the Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) program, aimed at enhancing broadband connectivity across rural areas by spreading experimental wireless communications research. Each platform conceived under the PAWR program will enable at-scale experimentation by supporting the geographic size, technical diversity, and user density of a small city or community.
This resource from the Allied Media Projects and Open Technology Institute is a collection of resources for digital stewardship, digital justice, and community infrastructure. The list of resources emphasizes collaborative design, sustainability, and participatory learning.
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 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.
This page provides information about the National Digital Inclusion Alliance's Digital Trailblazers program, which is a public inventory of local government initiatives promoting digital literacy and broadband access for underserved residents. The initiative uses six trailblazer indicators to identify local governments that are leading the way in digital inclusion.
The homepage for the Department of Agriculture’s Rural eConnectivity Program. ReConnect, as it is commonly known, awards loans and grants for broadband projects in rural areas.
This resource details the Maryland Broadband Investment Advisory Workgroup's advice on the proposed framework for allocating and administering Maryland's state broadband funding. The resource provides an overview of timelines and multiple state funding options along with amount of funding per county.
This guidebook offers strategies and recommendations for developing digital inclusion programs that address affordable internet access, affordable devices, digital literacy training, technology support, and applications and content development.
An article reporting on partnerships between the Prince George Electric Cooperative and the Northern Neck Electric Cooperative with utility provider Dominion Energy to expand broadband access to thousands living and working in rural Virginia. The piece includes a review of legislative changes that made those innovative partnerships possible.
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