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FCC Adopts Connect America Fund Transition Rules

The Federal Communications Commission adopted a Report and Order that sets the rules of the road for the upcoming transition between legacy Connect America Fund support in certain price cap areas, and new, auction-based support for voice and broad


National Digital Inclusion Alliance

Mon, 04/01/2019 - 09:00 to Wed, 04/03/2019 - 13:30

Net Inclusion 2019 welcomes digital inclusion community practitioners, advocates, academics, Internet service providers, and policymakers to discuss:

  • local, state and federal policies and policy innovations impacting digital equity,
  • sources of financial and programmatic support of digital inclusion programs, and
  • digital inclusion best practices from across the country.


National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 14:00

NTIA and the U.S. Census Bureau will present information on two large-scale consumer studies focused on computer and Internet use in America. The speakers will highlight the latest data from the surveys about who’s online, who’s not, how and where people access and use the Internet, what concerns they have, and more. Experts will show you how to access the data yourself, point you to open data resources, and answer questions.


National Collaborative for Digital Equity

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 11:30 to Wed, 05/15/2019 - 14:30

NTCA Announces Smart Rural Community Grant Recipients

The NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association announced four Smart Rural Community Collaboration Challenge grant recipients as part of the association’s initiative to highlight and support efforts that make rural communities vibrant places in which to

American Broadband Initiative: High-Speed Broadband Unlocks Opportunities for Americans

Throughout our economy, emerging technologies are disrupting pre-existing business models and creating unprecedented opportunities for the American people.

NTIA Partners with 8 States on Improvements to Broadband Availability Map

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is collaborating with eight states to broaden and update the national broadband availability map.

Coeur d’Alene Rethinks Broadband Plans

The Coeur d’Alene (Idaho) City Council agreed with two local internet providers to back off a proposal to subsidize a Wisconsin company that wants to provide high-speed internet to the city.

FCC Releases Report on E-Rate Category 2 Budgets

Since 1998, the E-Rate program (more formally known as the schools and libraries universal support mechanism) has provided support for connectivity to and within schools and libraries.

New FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks says digital divide, fighting robocalls among priorities

As a commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission, Geoffrey Starks said he hopes to make a leading priority of closing that digital divide — that is, the gulf between those with internet access and those without.