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This piece describes the potential for the FirstNet network to support innovation, including developments in the Internet of Things and smart-city technologies. It also cites partnerships as essential to this progress, particularly among first responders.
This resource provides information about the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee's Model Code for States, which provided a framework for states to regulate small cell deployment. The resource describes problems identified with the model and suggests strategies for improving the work moving forward.
This resource describes the Fiber Optic Master Plan for the City of San Leandro, California. It discusses such recent initiatives as the deployment of public Wi-Fi, high-speed connectivity to schools, and smart LED street lights. The piece also offers actions federal and state government leaders can take to help close the digital divide.
This resource offers ways in which local leaders can support enrollment in the Emergency Broadband Benefit program. The strategies include: know who qualifies for the program; know which providers participate, and what they offer; use and customize the FCC's free resources to spread the word; get information to people where they are; use trusted messengers; and be a consumer watchdog.
This piece explains the significance of Arkansas and Mississippi broadband preemption laws being overturned, and the effect the change in laws has on local governments, specifically rural broadband deployment.
This piece explores the role of the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee in shaping policy at the Federal Communications Commission. Specifically, the piece describes challenges regarding the Committee's industry-heavy membership.
This piece describes connectivity initiatives by the City of Mesa, Arizona. It calls upon Congress to eliminate state broadband barriers, invest in federal broadband deployment programs, and preserve local land-use authority.
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.
This resource offers an overview of the guidance released by the Department of Treasury regarding the American Rescue Plan Act's Coronavirus Capital Projects Fund. The guidance includes parameters around eligible broadband projects and use of the funds by states.
This resource offers five strategies that city leaders can adopt to improve broadband connectivity in their communities: establish a connectivity vision; assess broadband capabilities and needs; leverage public assets and investments; develop investment-friendly deployment policies; and engage partners.
This resource provides a case study of Marshall, Michigan's broadband project. The piece details the impetus for their initiative, the community's performance gap, and how local leaders decided to address the need.
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