MAY 22

Broadband Adoption Toolkit

A webinar with the creators of the Broadband Adoption Toolkit discussing how to implement strategies for building digitally inclusive communities.

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Increasing access and use of information technologies is essential for communities and individuals. Libraries, local government, community-based organizations and businesses are creating a variety of solutions. Building a digitally inclusive community requires multiple strategies, collaborations and creativity. Some digital inclusion strategies are referred to as “broadband adoption” which includes technology training, broadband awareness, low cost internet service and low cost home computers. In May, 2013, NTIA released the Broadband Adoption Toolkit (pdf), a best practices compilation encouraging use of broadband Internet in a confident and effective way to achieve personal and work goals and to participate in civic life. Join us for a conversation with the creators of the Broadband Adoption Toolkit to discuss what they learned and how the broadband adoption pieces fit together.

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Broadband Terminology Reference:

SBASustainable Broadband Adoption. A BTOP grant program within NTIA.

PCCPublic Computing Centers. A BTOP grant program within NTIA.

BTOP Broadband Technology Opportunities Program. Via NTIA, distributing $4.7 billion to support the deployment of broadband infrastructure, enhance and expand public computer centers (PCC), encourage sustainable adoption of broadband service (SBA), and develop and maintain a nationwide public map of broadband service capability and availability.

NTIANational Telecommunications and Information Administration. Located within the U.S. Department of Commerce. Mission - NTIA is the Executive Branch agency that is principally responsible for advising the President on telecommunications and information policy issues. NTIA’s programs and policymaking focus largely on expanding broadband Internet access and adoption in America, expanding the use of spectrum by all users, and ensuring that the Internet remains an engine for continued innovation and economic growth.

Mobile Hotspot or Hotspot Device - Like USB modems from wireless carriers, mobile hotspots typically use mobile broadband service from cellular providers for 3G or 4G Internet access. Unlike mobile USB sticks, though, mobile hotspots allow multiple devices to connect at the same time.

Date

22 May 2013

Time

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

Venue

Webinar

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