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A report designed to help policymakers at all levels and stakeholders understand how they can assist digital inclusion organizations in their efforts. It advocates for such digital inclusion activities as the availability of low-cost computers and broadband service, combining digital literacy skills with real-world applications, and opening computer centers for the public.
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act offers enhancements to the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program so that it can better aid in the delivery of broadband to some of the areas with the worst connectivity in the country. Some of these enhancements include time extensions for grantees, more flexibility, and an extra $2 billion in funding.
This article describes the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program, a federal funding opportunity introduced in June 2021. The program seeks to provide grants to expand broadband access and provide digital inclusion programs in Tribal communities. The article explains the program’s eligible applicants, projects, and costs.
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration plans to create a program that makes grants to eligible entities for the construction, improvement, or acquisition of middle-mile broadband infrastructure. The Middle Mile Grants Program seeks to encourage the expansion of middle-mile infrastructure and to promote network resiliency.
This piece lays out details of the Telecommunications Skilled Workforce Act, legislation that addresses the shortage of trained telecommunications workers across the United States and calls for an official estimate of the number of skilled workers needed, a collaborative effort to craft recommendations addressing workforce needs, and guidance on how states can help.
A blog about the transition from the Emergency Broadband Program to the Affordable Connectivity Program. The article describes how changes will impact providers and subscribers, the new program’s benefits, and the protections to the consumers.
An article that examines the enrollment data from the Emergency Broadband Benefit to analyze how its successor, the Affordable Connectivity Program, could be used by low-income consumers. The author sees a need for adopters to use it in conjunction with Lifeline, and recommends greater outreach and a reliable funding stream.
This blog from June 2020 argues for the creation of a broadband competition policy agenda and details how governments can specifically encourage competition. The author recommends five methods: focus federal dollars on higher speeds than 25/3 Mbps, encourage concepts like open-access and municipal experimentation, allow people living in multi-tenant buildings to choose providers, empower community institutions to allow private ISPs to use their buildings to branch out into neighborhoods, and gather pricing data to help consumers make better choices.
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