NTIA Should Prioritize Unserved School Districts when Deploying Broadband, Educators say
April 05, 2022
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration should prioritize school districts when setting up the Investment, Infrasructure, and Jobs Act's BEAD grant funding program.
5 ways local governments should think about broadband grant programs
April 26, 2022
Local governments have a historic opportunity to transform their communities with new broadband networks. Here's how to do it, from one of the most experienced builders in the country.
3 things state broadband offices need to do to prepare for NTIA's BEAD grant program
May 18, 2022
Capacity, data and outreach are key to landing federal BEAD grants.
NTIA Webinar on Middle Mile Grants Highlights Broadband Affordability
May 19, 2022
NTIA officials highlighted the importance of demonstrating how an individual project will align with the program’s goal to bring affordable, high-speed internet to all Americans.
Deadline for each of 3 NTIA broadband grant programs highlighted in webinar
May 24, 2022
Further details about Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment Program, Digital Equity Fund, and Enabling Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure underscored.
NTIA highlights three core components of Digital Equity Act NOFO in webinar
May 25, 2022
In a webinar, NTIA says that the agency will provide a toolkit for states preparing their digital equity plans.
Digital inclusion projects need to build trust to succeed
May 25, 2022
Digital Inclusion project managers should use community culture to connect with and build trust with communities that they serve.
NTIA officials review Middle Mile Grant program process in webinar
May 27, 2022
Although only $1 billion is available through middle mile grants, the program is on a fast timeline: Applications are due on September 30, 2022.
Focus on subgrantee process in latest NTIA BEAD webinar
June 02, 2022
For the BEAD program, eligible entities include states and territories who receive funds. In turn, they are responsible to distribute them to subgrantees to carry out eligible activities.
Outlining the Digital Equity Act planning grant requirements and application
June 05, 2022
The Digital Equity Act will invest $2.75 billion of federal funds. The webinar on June 2 focused on the first $60 million that states will use to develop a state digital equity plan.
Pursuing broadband grant applications by addressing state broadband concerns
June 14, 2022
Experts at Fiber Connect 2022 spoke at a session on "Making a Compelling State Grant Application."
Texas announces its state-wide broadband plan
June 16, 2022
The tour found that Texans wanted reliable broadband access, faster speeds, and more affordable rates.
Advice for forming partnerships from the Pew broadband access summit
June 23, 2022
Internet service providers and government agencies seeking to form partnerships for broadband projects should be aware of these suggestions.
Major RDOF winner LTD withdraws from California awards
June 28, 2022
One of the largest winners in the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund reverse-auction has withdrawn from California projects, casting doubt on unserved areas in the state.
FCC unveils system for its Broadband Data Collection
June 29, 2022
The Federal Communications Commission released new instruction for entities to submit mapping data.
Ohio submits its application for a Digital Equity Planning grant
July 05, 2022
In its planning grant application to the NTIA, Ohio says it is determined to resolve its “widespread” connectivity issues.
NTIA officials detail Middle Mile application process
July 05, 2022
The June 30, 2022, webinar provided step-by-step instructions for entities looking to apply for the Enabling Middle Mile Grant program.
Why Ready Speed Rank?
July 15, 2022
Identifying unserved and underserved communities is the central challenge for policymakers when deciding where to allocate federal broadband funding flowing from the BEAD grants. The Ready Speed Rank pinpoints unserved and underserved communities.
Contents of NTIA’s Middle Mile Grant Program application
July 14, 2022
Needed elements include executive summary, overview, Level of Need Narrative, government and community involvement section, and binding commitment to prioritize at least one of the program's objectives.
Sources of broadband coverage information will be required by FCC
July 27, 2022
Governmental and third-party entities must provide information on the methodologies they used to collect, organize, and verify the data as well as the entities they collaborated with in the process.