July 8th, Workshop Report Live Stream

On Wednesday, experts from all four University of Missouri System universities and MU Extension unveiled a plan to expand broadband access in a rural pilot community. In a public webinar, the UM System Broadband Leadership Team offered highlights of its report. 

BroadbandUSA; Implementing a Broadband Network Vision: A Toolkit for Local and Tribal Governments

NTIA launched BroadbandUSA in January 2015 after recognizing that while communities may understand that broadband connectivity and use are vital to their economic development, innovation, education, health care, and public safety needs, they often lack the resources and expertise to seize those benefits. BroadbandUSA assists, educates, and convenes government, community, and industry leaders working to…

BroadbandUSA; Costs at-a-Glance: Fiber and Wireless Networks

BroadbandUSA collected information about network construction expenses to increase awareness of the costs associated with deploying a broadband network. This information can help project leaders engage with providers and network operators in their area. This data is based on cost information collected during the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) recent broadband infrastructure grant program1…

Missouri’s Broadband Plan

More than 1.26 million Missourians do not have access to high speed Internet. Simply put, that’s 20% of the state’s population. According to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), more than 1.04 million of those citizens reside in the rural parts of the state. In today’s technology-driven world, having access to broadband is more important than…