• Webinar Highlights Efforts to Build Digital Workforce Skills at the Local Level

    Tue, December 03, 2019

    A digitally skilled workforce is essential for the economic development of our nation’s communities. The BroadbandUSA November 20, 2019 webinar, “ Building Digital Workforce Skills at the Local Level ,” showcased initiatives in Seattle, Omaha and rural Mississippi that help individuals...

  • NTIA Hosts Back-to-Back Broadband Workshops in Mississippi

    Tue, November 26, 2019

    NTIA’s BroadbandUSA joined with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Mississippi State University Extension, and the Mississippi Farm Bureau to host two Rural Broadband Workshops in Raymond, Miss., on October 21 st and Verona, Miss., on October 22 nd . The two events drew over 150 local...

  • Webinar Highlights Broadband’s Role in Revitalizing Main Street

    Thu, October 24, 2019

    BroadbandUSA’s October webinar, “ Broadband’s Role in Revitalizing Main Street ,” showcased innovative efforts that governments, universities, and providers are undertaking to expand broadband access and use to revitalize their communities. The speakers each emphasized the importance of...

  • Workshop Explores Expanding Broadband Access in Nevada

    Wed, October 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 challenges when it comes to building broadband networks. Rural communities, rugged terrain, and...

  • Webinar Highlights Research Showing the Economic Benefits of Broadband

    Mon, September 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 Gallardo from Purdue University and Professor Brian Whitacre from Oklahoma State University discussed a...

  • NTIA Partners with Local Leaders to Roll-out Broadband Workshops in Six States

    Mon, August 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 programs are designed for local broadband stakeholders to learn about digital applications, broadband...

  • NTIA and USDA Sponsor Rural Broadband Workshops in Northwest

    Thu, August 15, 2019

    NTIA’s BroadbandUSA team has joined with the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Rural Development staff to offer rural broadband workshops throughout the Northwest. The agencies are working with entities in Oregon and Washington to organize the workshops in a selection of...

  • Webinar: Building Smart Cities and Communities at the Regional Level

    Tue, August 13, 2019

    BroadbandUSA’s June 19, 2019, webinar discussed initiatives to develop smart cities and communities aimed at increasing the quality of life for all residents. Speakers from the National Association of Regional Councils (NARC), the Tahoe Transportation District and the Greater Washington Board of...

  • Smart City Expo Draws Broad Audience Trading Tips on Making Cities Smarter

    Mon, July 22, 2019

    Cross-posted from the NTIA website. How can a smart city improve communities? At the recent Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) Expo , city officials across the country dug into this challenge. The three-day meeting welcomed shared stories about smart city projects that are helping...

  • Final Tests Completed on 3.5 GHz Spectrum Sharing Model

    Fri, July 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 reports to commercial entities that participated in spectrum sharing testing on a model that would...