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  • 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...

  • Rural Service Providers Discuss Business Models for Broadband Solutions

    Tue, April 28, 2020

    Rural communities face a complex set of challenges when it comes to closing the digital divide, according to three broadband providers who participated in BroadbandUSA’s April webinar. To serve the needs of rural customers, providers must develop innovative business models, partnership...

  • NTIA Updates Comprehensive Guide to Federal Broadband Funding

    Mon, April 27, 2020

    NTIA has updated its BroadbandUSA website database of 57 federal broadband programs, spanning 14 federal agencies with billions of dollars for broadband grants, loans, and other resources. The site, created with the help of participating federal agencies, fulfills a goal...

  • 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 launch of the...

  • The Role of States in Expanding Broadband Access

    Thu, March 05, 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...

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