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Broadband in red and blue states: Three solutions to low-income internet access

Tom WheelerWednesday, September 9, 2020TECHTANK “At night, after hours, in good weather, and even when the weather is not so good, people gather around the library to try and get on Wi-Fi leaking through the doors,” Linda Johnson, president of the Brooklyn Public Library told me a few days ago. While the Trump administration—especially the […]

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COVID-19 lockdowns expose the digital have-nots in rural areas – here’s which policies can get them connected

September 2, 2020 8.24am EDT Authors Brian WhitacreProfessor and Neustadt Chair in Agricultural Economics, Oklahoma State University Roberto GallardoDirector of the Purdue Center for Regional Development, Purdue University Disclosure statement Brian Whitacre receives funding from USDA Rural Utilities Service, USDA Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Regional Rural Development Centers, Institute […]

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How Increasing Broadband Competition Can Address the Adoption Gap

In his latest article, Voqal’s director of telecommunications strategy, Mark Colwell, shares how increased broadband competition can address the adoption gap and reduce the digital divide.  Source https://voqal.org/how-increasing-broadband-competition-can-address-the-adoption-gap/?utm_source=sendgrid&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Newsletters&mc_cid=bcb09b9efa&mc_eid=d00ff37786 Never has the need for closing the digital divide received more attention than in recent months, as Americans have relied more than ever on broadband for work, […]

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The Other Homework Gap

I snagged today’s blog title from Christopher Ali, a professor in the Department of Media Studies at the University of Virginia. He recently wrote an article for the Benton Institute for Broadband & Society that reminds us that there is a second homework gap in addition to the one in K12 schools. There are almost 20 million […]

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Millions of Americans Depend on Libraries for Internet. Now They’re Closed

Coronavirus From big cities to tiny towns, librarians are getting scrappy to meet the needBy Lauren KirchnerJune 25, 2020 10:00 ET A sign displayed on the lawn of West Dennis Library in Massachusetts, on March 18.John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe/Getty Images Copy LinkCopied!Republish On a typical afternoon in The Before Times, the Cherokee Public Library in Cherokee, Iowa […]

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Broadband’s Role in Building a Just Society

 You’re reading the Benton Institute for Broadband & Society’s Weekly Digest, a recap of the biggest (or most overlooked) broadband stories of the week. The digest is delivered via e-mail each Friday. Honoring Juneteenth, today we share an editorial from Benton Executive Director Adrianne B. Furniss Round-Up for the Week of June 15-19, 2020 Perhaps there’s no better day […]

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ISOC Online Tutorial on Community Networking

Module 01: Wireless Networking Standards – IEEE Module Two Radio Physics Module 03: Practical Planning for Implementing a Wireless Network Module 04: Introduction to Networking Module 05: The Network Layer  Module 06: Routing  Module 07: The Upper Layers  Module 08: Network Topologies and Infrastructure Module 09: Radio Device Configuration  Module 10: Examples of Access Point […]

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Our Broadband Moment–Acting Now and Looking Forward

Copyright Benton Foundation Eleven years ago Congress instructed the Federal Communications Commission to develop a national broadband plan to ensure that all Americans had affordable access to broadband and that America utilized broadband to advance a number of national purposes, including health care, education, job training, public safety, and economic growth. Ten years ago this week, the […]

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Tell The Story We Know: Broadband Competition is Too Limited

I was General Counsel of the Federal Communications Commission when it sought the preemption of state laws in Tennessee and North Carolina that limited the ability of municipalities to promote broadband. We failed in that effort, but the case laid out the key facts. The FCC found that the provision of municipal broadband in Chattanooga, […]