• Progress Report: American Broadband Initiative Turns One

    Wed, March 25, 2020

    Federal agencies have made significant progress across government to improve broadband access for Americans in the year following the launch of the American Broadband Initiative (ABI), said speakers in a recent NTIA BroadbandUSA webinar . The Trump Administration announced the...

  • The Role of States in Expanding Broadband Access

    Wed, February 26, 2020

    State-level broadband work has dramatically increased over the last three years. States are focusing on the important role broadband plays in economic development. NTIA’s BroadbandUSA February webinar focused on how state governments are working to expand broadband access. The presentation...

  • Working with States to Solve the Broadband Challenge

    Wed, February 12, 2020

    By Doug Kinkoph, performing the delegated duties of the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information Cross-posted with the NTIA website NTIA’s State Broadband Leaders Network is a powerful forum for connecting local government, industry and stakeholders across the country...

  • Webinar Highlights Integral Role of Smart Buildings in City Planning

    Tue, January 21, 2020

    Communities and regions are increasingly adopting smart technology and the Internet of Things (IoT) to better manage infrastructure and improve the quality of life for residents. The BroadbandUSA January 15, 2020 webinar , The Benefits of Smart Building Technology, focused on smart buildings use...

  • NTIA Closes Out 2019 with Broadband Workshops in New Mexico and Arkansas

    Thu, January 02, 2020

    NTIA’s BroadbandUSA was joined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to host Rural Broadband Workshops in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico on November 13 th , Albuquerque, New Mexico on November 14 th , and Little Rock, Arkansas on December 9 th . All three events engaged state,...

  • 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 21st and Verona, Miss., on October 22nd. 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

    Thu, October 24, 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...