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This action plan from the Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition explains how streamlining access to rights-of-way and effectively managing public land can expedite the deployment of high-capacity broadband to anchor institutions. This action plan includes a series of strategies and recommendations curated by the coalition.
This action plan from the Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition reinforces the need for policymakers to improve anchor institution broadband by fostering competition, lowering prices, and promoting open interconnection and shared use of broadband networks.
This action plan produced by the Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition supports joint procurement, aggregated purchasing, and coordinated planning as strategies that can significantly reduce the costs of providing high-quality broadband to anchor institutions.
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 resource from the Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition argues that governments should identify anchor institution broadband needs and develop plans with stakeholders, providers, and other partners to attract and target additional investment to fill broadband gaps. This plan provides strategies and recommendations curated by the Coalition.
This resource from the Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition provides an analysis of the March 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, specifically what the funding supports and how effectively it addresses closing the connectivity gap. The piece concludes that the Act failed in several areas and additional funding for broadband deployment is necessary.
Executive director of the Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition John Windhausen discusses what the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act includes and what it omits. The Act includes a number of SHLB Coalition initiatives, but Windhausen worries that anchor institutions may not end up with the gigabit speeds called for in the National Broadband Plan.
The Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition's policy roadmap outlines nine main broadband priorities for 2021 for expanding broadband adoption. The roadmap supports increasing broadband funding and availability, as well as developing more accurate data.
This resource estimates the cost of deploying high-speed fiber to all community anchor institutions that lack an adequate connection. The paper supports the idea that deploying high-capacity broadband “to and through” community anchor institutions to the surrounding community can be a cost-effective strategy to solve the digital divide for millions of Americans, especially those in rural areas.
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