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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, […]

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What is the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund?

Round-Up for the Week of February 10-14, 2020 On February 7, the Federal Communications Commission released the report and order that creates the framework for the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, the latest effort to extend the reach of broadband networks deeper into rural America. The FCC’s own research estimates that $80 billion is needed to bring broadband everywhere […]


NDIA Broadband Research Base

This dataset of academic and practitioner research on the impact of broadband access and use was made possible by a partnership with the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program. NDIA has created an excel template for the submission of multiple research articles at once. Requests for the excel template, general questions, and suggestions for edits should be sent […]

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This report will outline how investment in efforts to increase digital inclusion wouldimprove Cuyahoga County service delivery in many ways. Especially notable is by improving opportunities for and the quality of online transactions. And by interweaving digital literacy training and support into existing departmental programming, the county can extend theeffectiveness of existing initiatives while also […]

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Broadband and Cities

Progress in closing the digital divide is greatest where poverty rates are declining the most Broadband may not be able to solve all the problems relating to social inequality and poverty, but addressing them is likely to be much harder if substantial portions of the low-income population lack broadband access at home. New analysis of broadband adoption […]