NDIA Executive Director Angela Siefer zeroed in on the need for good data.
National Telecommunications and Information Administration is seeking comment on how to structure the programs.
FCC laws should not include unintentional acts of discrimination, say industry voices.
By working with existing entities like utilities, states can establish more effective state offices.
Digital Equity provisions are central to state broadband offices’ plans to implement the bipartisan infrastructure law.
BEAD requirements a unique opportunity for underrepresented communities to be involved in broadband builds.
Sen. Lujan once again voiced concern that the FCC’s national broadband map contains major inaccuracies.
The program is helping low-income households afford internet access, but some experts warn that the fund will soon be depleted.
Without efforts to drive adoption, federal investment in connectivity will fall short, agreed Brookings panelists.
The FCC requested input on allowing economic and technical feasibility exceptions to the definition.
According to analysis, the middle class spends on average $69 per month on internet service.
In 2021, the FCC charged the council in its mission to prevent digital discrimination.
'The percentage of households in major metro areas...using the program is smaller than the percentage of households enrolled.'
55 percent of people surveyed were not confident in their ability to use the internet, a study found.
White House officials urged schools and other local institutions to engage in text-message and social media campaigns for the ACP.
Discussion on the "data gap" comes as the nation tries to connect the unserved and underserved.
Libraries can act as gateways to ensure community members know about their broadband subsidy options.
There are government programs created to shrink the digital divide, but not many Americans know what’s out there.
One of the biggest problems with getting broadband access to all Americans is not just deployment but adoption.
'It’s about making sure wireless connections are available in 100 percent of rural America,' said the chairwoman.
'While the federal government’s infrastructure funding creates unique opportunities, it also exposes challenges that states and tribes must get in front of to ensure that funding...
One of the primary responsibilities of being a faith leader is to listen to your community and understand its problems.
Digital literacy gap and lack of outreach are part of the digital divide.
Some lawyers say their clients are having a difficult time getting access to the legal system without connectivity.
The commission’s rules would prevent service providers from discriminating against customers.
ILSR and the National Digital Inclusion Alliance team up for two-hour livestream event on March 16 from 2-4 p.m. ET
The Equity and Diversity Council will study broadening anchor institution to include LGBT organizations.
The Affordable Connectivity Program, like its predecessor, has a challenge with outreach, a conference heard Thursday.
The grant will identify and fund rural and tribal community orgs.
The luminary emphasized literacy on cybersecurity and accessibility features for disabled individuals.
Getting to know cryptocurrencies and understanding social media among suggestions from the representative.
Older adults continue at a rapid pace to adopt tech that assists the aging process.
The National League of Cities said government leaders need to have 'multiple points of engagement' with communities.
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act includes billions for states to expand digital inclusion efforts.
Tribal community leaders are concerned over the effectiveness of outreach methods the FCC uses to fund broadband in tribal libraries.
Rosenworcel also emphasized spectrum policy and getting connectivity to low-income Americans.
To work toward equal access, more affordable options must be created, including community-based solutions.
Most Americans benefitting from federal spending on rural broadband are white non-Hispanic Americans, says NDIA.
Panelists argued that lack of equitable digital access is deadly and driven by lack of competition.
FCC Acting Chairwoman Rosenworcel said EBB will benefit tremendously from local outreach efforts.