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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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