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Innovators in Digital Inclusion: Ashbury Senior Community Computer Center

Innovators in Digital Inclusion: Ashbury Senior Community Computer Center

Op-ed

Rural Broadband Programs and Community Anchor Institutions

The SHLB Coalition developed Connecting Anchor Institutions: A Broadband Action Plan to provide ideas and actionable policy recommendations for government leaders at the federal, state, and local levels to address the broadband needs of anchor institutions. The ten policy papers highlight connectivity gaps and explain why broadband access is vital to communities nationwide. In the coming weeks, the Benton Foundation will be highlighting each of the Action Plan policy papers. The following is an excerpt of the second paper.

Op-ed

Community-Led Broadband Agendas and Issues to Watch in the Next Administration

On December 5, 2016, the Benton Foundation published The Next Generation Network Connectivity Handbook: A Guide for Community Leaders Seeking Affordable, Abundant Bandwidth, a handbook for city officials seeking the affordable, abundant bandwidth their communities will need to thrive in the decades ahead. The report was written by 1) Blair Levin, the Executive Director of Gig.U and a Non-resident Senior Fellow of the Metropolitan Policy Project of the Brookings Institute.

Op-ed

The Next Generation Connectivity Handbook

The Next Generation Network Connectivity Handbook: A Guide for Community Leaders Seeking Affordable, Abundant Bandwidth

Weekly Digest

Getting to Know Mark Jamison, President-elect Trump’s FCC Transition Team Co-Leader

You’re reading the Benton Foundation’s Weekly Round-up, a recap of the biggest (or most overlooked) telecommunications stories of the week. The round-up is delivered via e-mail each Friday; to get your own copy, subscribe at www.benton.org/user/register

Robbie's Round-Up for the Week of November 28 - December 2, 2016

Op-ed

Broadband Subsidies for Community Anchor Institutions

The SHLB Coalition developed Connecting Anchor Institutions: A Broadband Action Plan to provide ideas and actionable policy recommendations for government leaders at the federal, state, and local levels to address the broadband needs of anchor institutions. The ten policy papers highlight connectivity gaps and explain why broadband access is vital to communities nationwide. In the coming weeks, the Benton Foundation will be highlighting each of the Action Plan policy papers. The following is an excerpt of the seventh paper.

Benton Editorial

Access, Diversity, and Equity are More Important Now Than Ever

If I learned anything during this election, it is that opposing sides are not speaking with each other. And because we are more disconnected, we need to focus on ways to connect. We should be thinking about the fundamental power of communication as a way to bring us together, not further divide us.