• BroadbandUSA: Broadband Glossary (PDF)

    BroadbandUSA has compiled fundamental abbreviations, acronyms and technical terms associated with broadband. While not an exhaustive list, this glossary will assist you with understanding some of the terms used in discussions of expanding broadband capacity and promoting broadband adoption.

  • BroadbandUSA: A Guide to Federal Funding of Broadband Projects (PDF, Updated June 2017)

    NTIA’s BroadbandUSA initiative presents this guide to key federal programs that offer funding for broadband-related projects. NTIA intends this guide to answer questions from communities on how to access federal funding to support broadband planning, public access, digital literacy, adoption, and deployment.

  • Costs at-a-Glance: Fiber and Wireless Networks (PDF)

    BroadbandUSA collected information about network construction expenses to increase awareness of the costs associated with deploying a broadband network. This information can help project leaders engage with providers and network operators in their area. 


  • Home Broadband Adoption Rates (2015) (PDF)

    Source: NTIA and U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey Computer and Internet Use Supplement, available at NTIA Data Central located at


  • About BroadbandUSA (PDF)

    NTIA's BroadbandUSA program promotes innovation and economic growth by supporting efforts to expand broadband access and meaningful use across America. In this role, BroadbandUSA serves communities, industry and non-profits that want to expand broadband infrastructure and promote digital inclusion.

  • Technical Assistance Overview: Broadband Infrastructure Efforts (PDF)

    NTIA’s BroadbandUSA team provides expert assistance and support to communities and organizations that are interested in broadband infrastructure and digital inclusion programs that advance economic development, education and public safety initiatives.

  • Why Does Broadband Matter? (PDF)

    Broadband is the link that ties your community together and connects it to the world. It doesn’t matter if your community is in an urban center or a remote plain; high-speed Internet access is the tool that will help your community members and institutions thrive.

  • The Digital Generation’s Classroom (PDF)

    Broadband has transformed classrooms into spaces for unprecedented levels of teacher-student interaction, collaboration between peers, and individualized instruction.


  • Connected Community (PDF)

    The connected community uses high-speed broadband to connect its citizens, businesses and local government to the education, tools and resources that will help them thrive in today’s digital world.