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Exploring Digital Equity Fact Sheets

Exploring Digital Equity Fact Sheets

Ry Marcattilio-McCracken

April 26, 2022

ILSR's Exploring Digital Equity Fact Sheet Series unpacks the issues, challenges, and opportunities of bringing broadband access to everyone.  READ MORE


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Holland, Michigan Votes to Build Citywide Open Access Fiber Network

Holland, Michigan Votes to Build Citywide Open Access Fiber Network

Ry Marcattilio-McCracken

September 23, 2022

In early August, the city of Holland, Michigan (pop. 33,000) voted to fund the construction of a citywide, open access fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network. It’s the culmination of almost a decade of consideration, education, planning, and success, and builds on decades o  READ MORE


Coalition of Congregations and Community-Based Organizations in Louisiana Delta Push for Better Internet

Coalition of Congregations and Community-Based Organizations in Louisiana Delta Push for Better Internet

Sean Gonsalves

September 2, 2022

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced earlier this week that Louisiana will be the first state in the nation to receive federal grant planning funds to help states prepare for the deployment of high-speed Internet infrastructure and digital skills training u  READ MORE


A New Tool to Track Federal Funding for Affordable Broadband

A New Tool to Track Federal Funding for Affordable Broadband

Ry Marcattilio-McCracken

August 31, 2022

On January 1st, 2022, the Federal Communications Commission launched the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) with $14.2 billion in funding designed to help American households pay for the monthly cost of their Internet subscription. In May, we published a story about  READ MORE


Duluth, Minnesota Could Revolutionize Affordable Internet Access Citywide

Duluth, Minnesota Could Revolutionize Affordable Internet Access Citywide

Karl Bode

August 12, 2022

Like countless U.S. communities, Duluth, Minnesota (pop. 86,000) got a crash course on the importance of affordable broadband during the Covid-19 crisis. Those struggles in telecommuting and home education helped fuel a dramatic new broadband expansion plan that, if approved  READ MORE


Five Rural Maine Towns Form Coalition for Affordable Broadband

Five Rural Maine Towns Form Coalition for Affordable Broadband

Sean Gonsalves

August 5, 2022

Spurred to action by inadequate high-speed Internet service as the pandemic besieged their communities, local officials and citizen volunteers in five rural Maine towns formed the Southwestern Waldo County Broadband Coalition (SWCBC) in an effort to bring ubiquitous and affordable broadband to its portion of   READ MORE


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