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Using NTIA's New BroadbandUSA Programs for Your Community

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It's all hands on deck as several Obama Administration agencies and departments spring into action implementing components of the Obama Broadband Doctrine announced recently in Cedar Falls, IA. Today learn how your community can get vital assistance executing network deployment and adoption efforts. 

The BroadbandUSA initiative, a program of the Dept. of Commerce's National Telecommunications and information Administration (NTIA) will: 

  • provide expertise, tools and information to benefit communities that are developing or improving broadband services and broadband adoption;
  • offer online and in-person technical assistance to help communities mprove broadband access and bring more Americans online;
  • host a series of regional workshops around the country to instruct decision-makers on best practices and lessons learned from local communities;
  • distribute guides and tools that provide communities with proven solutions to problems in planning, financing, construction and operations; and
  • through collaboration with other federal agencies and broadband stakeholder groups, promote interagency coordination to ensure that information and resources get to communities quickly and effectively.

Laura Breeden, Director of External Affairs for BroadbandUSA, and Lynn Chadwick, Federal Program Officer with the NTIA State Broadband Initiative, offer tips and guidelines for maximizing this newest program. Their primary mission is to make it as convenient as possible for communities to get assistance making broadband work for their constituents.