State Actions to Facilitate Broadband Deployment

State governments play a critical role in facilitating broadband deployment, and there are several key policies and programs that can significantly impact access when implemented at the state level.   Preserving and promoting local choice. One of the most impactful...

Discussion Guidelines — Broadband Mapping

The FCC’s broadband data is deeply flawed. The data overstates availability by relying on provider-reported, un-audited data. Not only does the data represent advertised speeds, as opposed to actual speeds, but availability is determined at the census block level....

Discussion Guidelines — Rural Broadband

Broadband is essential 21st century infrastructure, and connecting our rural communities must be a federal priority. This includes incorporating broadband into any infrastructure package. Our federal broadband programs can be updated in order to better connect rural...

Glossary

This glossary was developed in partnership with the Institute for Local Self-Reliance   5G 5G, or fifth generation, is the next iteration of cell phone networks. 5G service will be faster and have lower latency than 4G LTE, and will require densely deployed “small...

Discussion Guidelines — Local Choice

Creative connectivity solutions are bringing broadband to communities across the country. The connectivity model that works for my neighbor might not be the right choice for my municipality, so our fight to close the digital divide will be strongest when all options...

Discussion Guidelines — Digital Equity

The internet is an essential resource for every member of my community, and all residents should have access to fast, affordable, reliable broadband. Not only does universal access provide irreplaceable tools to community members – such as educational resources,...