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Introduction to Broadband and High Speed Internet
November 30, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pmFree
Since the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), there has been much talk about high-speed Internet and broadband. This webinar will serve as an overview of the infrastructure and technology required to provide Internet for All.
Topics covered will include:
• Difference between broadband vs. high-speed Internet
• History of broadband infrastructure in the United States
• Key terms and definitions
• Different types of technologies
• Life of an Internet packet
• Economics of a network
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law includes a historic $65 billion investment to expand affordable and reliable high-speed Internet access in communities across the U.S. NTIA recently launched a series of new high-speed Internet grant programs funded by the law that will build high-speed Internet infrastructure across the country, create more low-cost high-speed Internet service options, and address the digital equity and inclusion needs in our communities.
Speaker: Cort Buffington, Technical Assistance Advisor, Internet for All, Office of Internet Connectivity & Growth, National Telecommunications & Information Administration