Engaging local communities can build trust, which is an important factor in increasing adoption.
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.
One trade group warns about providers leaving the program if data collection too onerous.
The US launches an effort to protect the open internet with 60 other countries.
Lit Communities will operate the network, with subsidiary BTX Fiber as the last-mile provider. HMI Utilities is prime contractor.
The initiative would dedicate proceeds from future spectrum auctions.
The grant will identify and fund rural and tribal community orgs.
The rules will give Capital Projects Fund applicants authority to decide what's 'affordable, reliable, and unserved.'
Most Americans benefitting from federal spending on rural broadband are white non-Hispanic Americans, says NDIA.
Libraries can do for telehealth what they did for broadband: Provide low-income folks with access to digital and healthcare literacy.
Digital liaisons who speak multiple languages can help guide multilingual communities for the digital future.
Launched last week, virt.com hopes to take advantage of the rise in virtual events by crowdsourcing them in one place.
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