On February 25th, the FCC unanimously adopted a Report and Order that established the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, a $3.2 billion federal initiative to help lower the cost of high-speed internet for eligible households during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program was created by Congress in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021….
On February 25th, the FCC unanimously adopted a Report and Order that established the EmergencyBroadband Benefit Program, a $3.2 billion federal initiative to help lower the cost of high-speed internetfor eligible households during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. The Emergency Broadband BenefitProgram was created by Congress in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021.
Connectivity is a necessity in today’s digital world. Economic opportunity, educational advancement, health and safety, social mobility, and civic engagement are increasingly tied to the widespread availability of high-speed digital communication. Broadband is often discussed as a “common good,” which is defined as something that a community provides to all members in order to fulfill…
Broadband access is a key factor for the success of small businesses and economic development because it is essential for day-to-day operations.
State broadband policies make a diference, a new report says. In particular, residents of states that have their own broadband funding programs did better. And in states that restrict municipal broadband, residents fared worse.
In Phase 1 Kansas City, MO seeks to connect students from low-income households to the Internet this school year to facilitate participation in distance learning programs implemented by the school districts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Communities hoping to improve their broadband service have several different modelsto choose from. Here’s how to go about making the choice.
Beginning in mid-2017, DEEDP endeavored to answer several questions arising surrounding broadband and its impact on rural Missouri. Key questions included broadband’s impact on out-migration and in-migration, the impact of low services, slow speed broadband and relatively high prices compared to areas with fiber’s high-speed broadband and low prices. In the analysis the economic and…
This paper examines the lengthy process the town experienced on its journey to connectivity, and it measures the impact broadband has had on Red Cliff residents.
A map of the Missouri Natural Gas Pipelines