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  • How Broadband Enhances Local Economies

    Thu, December 03, 2020

    Rural America’s economic development is tied more and more to broadband connectivity. BroadbandUSA’s November webinar illustrated how communities, broadband providers, and other stakeholders can build partnerships to foster resilient economies through broadband infrastructure buildout and...

  • Digital Inclusion and K-12 Education: The Impact of COVID-19 on Students and Educators

    Thu, November 05, 2020

    BroadbandUSA’s October Webinar, Digital Inclusion and K-12 Education: The Impact of COVID-19 on Students and Educators , focused on the challenges that communities and schools are facing during the pandemic. The panel of community leaders also highlighted longstanding issue of digital...

  • NTIA Updates State Leaders on National Broadband Availability Map Progress

    Tue, October 27, 2020

    In mid-September, BroadbandUSA’s State Broadband Leaders Network (SBLN) held its semiannual Summit to discuss broadband issues and policy at the state level. NTIA provided an update on its National Broadband Availability Map (NBAM) and introduced BroadbandUSA’s new State Broadband Mapping...

  • BroadbandUSA Announces New Digital Inclusion Webpage

    Mon, October 05, 2020

    NTIA’s BroadbandUSA program has added a new digital inclusion section to its website. This webpage compiles resources and program information from federal agencies as well as state and local governments that are working across the country to close gaps in broadband adoption and use,...

  • Smart Agriculture: Driving Innovation in Rural America

    Tue, September 22, 2020

    BroadbandUSA’s September webinar, Smart Agriculture: Driving Innovation in Rural America , focused on efforts by federal agencies, universities, and other organizations to develop and deploy smart agriculture technologies and the ways these new technologies can aid agricultural planning and...

  • Cyberinfrastructure: Moving Beyond Broadband at HBCUs and TCUs

    Tue, July 28, 2020

    NTIA launched the Minority Broadband Initiative (MBI) in November 2019 in partnership with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) to work on solving deployment challenges in vulnerable communities. As part of that ongoing effort,...

  • National Broadband Availability Map Adds Indiana and Georgia

    Thu, July 23, 2020

    NTIA’s National Broadband Availability Map ( NBAM ) has added Indiana and Georgia to its growing roster of participants. These additions closely follow the incorporation of Wyoming and Washington State to the broadband platform earlier this month. To date, NBAM includes 22 states. ...

  • National Broadband Availability Map Reaches 20-State Milestone

    Fri, July 10, 2020

    NTIA’s National Broadband Availability Map ( NBAM ) reached a 20 state milestone with the addition of Wyoming and Washington State. The NBAM is a geographic information system platform which allows for the visualization and analysis of federal, state, and commercially available data sets....

  • Utilizing Federal Data to Measure the Digital Divide

    Mon, June 29, 2020

    Data is crucial to understanding where broadband connectivity gaps exist and what barriers there are to Internet adoption. It also helps to develop effective broadband policies and programs. June’s BroadbandUSA webinar, “ Utilizing Federal Data to Measure the Digital Divide ,” provided an...

  • Using Smart Technologies to Drive Regional Transformation

    Wed, May 27, 2020

    Each presenter in BroadbandUSA’s May webinar would agree: the deployment of smart technology is transforming regional economies, creating resilient communities, and making government more efficient. The presenters stressed that successful smart communities ensure coordination between...

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