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Workshop Explores Expanding Broadband Access in Nevada
Oct 09, 2019

Broadband is necessary to support local communities and economies, enhance public safety, and create innovative opportunities for education and workforce development. Western states have unique... more

Webinar Highlights Research Showing the Economic Benefits of Broadband
Sep 30, 2019

The September 19 BroadbandUSA webinar, “ Measuring the Economic Impact of Broadband ” showcased current research on the economic impact of broadband. Alison Grant, Dr.  Roberto... more

NTIA Partners with Local Leaders to Roll-out Broadband Workshops in Six States
Aug 26, 2019

NTIA is working with local leaders to offer rural broadband workshops across the country.  Workshops are planned in Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Wyoming, Mississippi, and New Mexico. The... more

Final Tests Completed on 3.5 GHz Spectrum Sharing Model
Jul 19, 2019

by Keith Gremban, Director of the Institute for Telecommunication Sciences Cross-posted with NTIA On Thursday, NTIA’s Institute for Telecommunication Sciences (ITS) released final test... more

New Computer and Internet Use Data Can Sharpen Broadband Plans
Feb 19, 2019

As the importance of broadband connectivity continues to grow for economic development, state and local or regional planning commissions, such as the Northwest Pennsylvania Regional Planning and... more

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BroadbandUSA Newsletter September 2019
Sep 01, 2019

Vol 4  |  Issue 8  |  September 2019 Download PDF version here . To sign up for BroadbandUSA’s newsletter, email broadbandusa@ntia.gov . Nevada Broadband Workshop... more

BroadbandUSA Newsletter August 2019
Aug 01, 2019

Vol 4  |  Issue 7  |  August 2019 Download PDF version here . To sign up for BroadbandUSA’s newsletter, email broadbandusa@ntia.gov . Rinaldo Calls for Increased... more

BroadbandUSA Newsletter July 2019
Jul 01, 2019

Vol 4  |  Issue 6  |  July 2019 Download PDF version here . To sign up for BroadbandUSA’s newsletter, email broadbandusa@ntia.gov . Global Cities Team Challenge... more

Global City Teams Challenge Smart and Secure City Expo Convenes July 10-12 in Washington, D.C.
Jun 20, 2019

Printer-friendly version FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: News Media Contact: Anne Veigle, (202) 482-4208,  aveigle@ntia.gov Cybersecurity and privacy included in 2019 problem-solving... more

NTIA Releases Comprehensive Guide to Federal Broadband Funding
Jun 03, 2019

Printer-friendly version FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: News Media Contact: Anne Veigle, (202) 482-4208, aveigle@ntia.gov Today, NTIA is announcing a new searchable database of 50 federal... more

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Q:What is BroadbandUSA?

A: The National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) BroadbandUSA program promotes innovation and economic growth by supporting efforts to expand broadband connectivity and meaningful use across America. BroadbandUSA serves local and state governments, industry and nonprofits that need to enhance broadband connectivity and promote digital inclusion. To date, BroadbandUSA has provided support to more than 1,000 communities to help them fully participate in the digital economy.

Q:Why does broadband matter?

A: In the 21st century, broadband is basic infrastructure just as vital as roads and bridges, electrical lines and sewer systems. At the community level, an advanced telecommunications network is critical for driving growth, attracting new businesses, creating jobs and remaining competitive in the information-age economy. At the individual level, access to broadband - and the know-how to use it - opens the door to employment opportunities, educational resources, health care information, government services and social networks. In many cases, broadband is necessary for applying for a job or even completing a homework assignment. For more information, see infographic Why Does Broadband Matter? (PDF)