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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.
This podcast episode features a discussion of how the digital divide has impacted Native Hawaiians and how the community is addressing the issue. It also covers the history of the Nation of Hawaii and that community’s broadband network.
This article explains the partnership between the Yakutat community and the Cordova Telecom Cooperative to extend fiber-to-the-home service to the village. It touches on the project's impetus, sources of funding, and applications in the community.
This collocation of resources focuses specifically on open access networks. It includes definitions, case studies, financing information, and many other resources.
This research uses federal broadband data to analyze the status of broadband competition throughout the U.S.
This paper discusses best practices and risks when developing public-private partnerships, and includes three case studies. It also highlights the importance of communities retaining some level of agency for future decision-making when developing agreements with partners.
This page collocates all broadband-related videos produced by Community Broadband Networks, a project of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. Videos range from recordings of live discussions among experts, to informational explainer videos, to videos highlighting communities' work.
This resource describes the development of a new co-op entity, Coastal Fiber Inc., which intends to deliver fiber-to-the-home broadband services in three counties in Southeast Georgia. The piece discusses the role of state legislation in empowering cooperatives to deliver broadband services.
This resource documents the ongoing list of American Rescue Plan-funded city, county, and state projects that are under consideration, have been announced, or are under way. Projects are arranged alphabetically by state and organized by whether they are under consideration or are planned.
This resource showcases the diverse range of approaches communities and local internet service providers (ISP) have taken to expand affordable, high-quality internet access in Minnesota. It includes a series of case studies that detail how communities are meeting the connectivity challenges of a broken marketplace shaped by large monopoly service providers.
This resource describes the state of Superior, Wisconsin's plans to develop an open access fiber network that would reach every resident. The project's main objectives are to reduce the cost of broadband for residents and businesses and to improve network speed and reliability.
This resource explores the communications considerations posed by wildfires in northern California. Specifically, it describes the City of Chico and California's process of understanding the state of broadband in the city, as well as exploring opportunities to improve access.
This resource shares the experiences of four Native Nations—the Coeur d’Alene, the Nez Perce, the Fond du Lac Band of Ojibwe, and the St. Regis Mohawk—as they developed their own broadband networks. The case studies examine the unique challenges Native Nations confront as they seek to build internet infrastructure and address the digital divide while also retaining the Tribal sovereignty that is essential to their identity and heritage.
This resource describes the first Tribal Wireless Bootcamp, which sought to share strategies on building physical networks while building a social support network for this work. The piece describes the conception of the event and the event itself and discusses opportunities for future iterations of the Tribal Wireless Bootcamp.
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.