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BroadbandUSA Newsletter November 2020

Mon, November 02, 2020

Vol 5 | Issue 11 | November 2020
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Candeub photoPolicy Corner: BroadbandUSA’s New Digital Inclusion Webpage
By Adam Candeub, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information, performing the delegated duties of the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information

October marked the launch of a new Digital Inclusion section to the BroadbandUSA website. While our team at NTIA has always been dedicated to promoting digital inclusion, we wanted to create a tool similar to our one-stop broadband funding resources. Now you can use the BroadbandUSA website to easily access state and local programs using an interactive map as well as federal funding information. It also includes a link to BroadbandUSA’s digital inclusion publications list, a comprehensive guide to digital inclusion programs across the federal government. I encourage anyone passionate about digital inclusion and closing the digital divide to explore our new resource. As always, NTIA will continue working hard to help expand broadband access and adoption, and we appreciate all the work you do to further that goal as well.


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NTIA Events

November 18, 2020
BroadbandUSA Practical Broadband Conversations Webinar Series
Topic:
How Broadband Enhances Local Economies
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern
While communities adapt to the challenges brought about by the coronavirus pandemic, economic development in rural America has been hard hit, the difficulty exacerbated by the lack of broadband. Join BroadbandUSA on November 18 to hear how communities and broadband providers are working together to expand broadband access to residents and businesses to build resilient economies. Learn about the partnerships they developed, the plans they implemented, and how other communities can learn to stabilize and strengthen economies through increased broadband adoption.

Speakers:

  • Laruen Mathena, Director of Economic Development, Mid-Atlantic Broadband

  • Indraneel Kumar, PhD, AICP, Principal Regional Planner, Purdue Center for Regional Development

  • Josh Seidemann, Vice President of Policy, NCTA – The Rural Broadband Association

Visit our Webinar Archives for past presentations, transcripts and audio recordings.

Contact Us:If you are interested in receiving technical assistance, please email broadbandusa@ntia.gov or call 202-482-2048. For more information, visit our website at broadbandusa.ntia.doc.gov.