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NDIA Quarterly Report – Q1 2017

NDIA activities and success of Quarter 1, 2017: We were awarded a $330,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for a Digital Inclusion Corps Pilot Project. The one-year project will demonstrate the value of having local digital literacy volunteers...

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Digital Inclusion Week: Austin Free-Net

Austin Free-Net  (Broadband Access) Tianca Crocker, NTEN Digital Inclusion Fellow Digital Inclusion Week is here and the need for broader awareness about digital inequities remains a key priority for digital inclusion providers across the country. This is the first in...

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Recap: Joanne Hovis Webinar

On March 31, 2017 Joanne Hovis, President of CTC Technology & Energy presented a webinar that chronicled the history of broadband- starting from the days of copper wires and progressing through today's fiber optics and future 5G wireless connections. Hovis described...

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Nominate a Digital Equity Champion

The second Digital Equity Champion will be announced at NetInclusion this May.  Named in honor of Charles Benton, founder of the Benton Foundation, the award recognizes an individual whose work has significantly advanced digital equity programs, policies or...

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Who Regulates Broadband? Nobody.

25 states have passed state cable franchise bills. Many were passed approximately 10 years ago. Promises were made that cutting local control of cable franchises would streamline roll out and result in more investment by the companies providing cable services (which...

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The Power of Community Forums: Port Lions, AK

Port Lions is a village of approximately 200 people to the west of The City of Kodiak. Recently there has been an increased amount of interest in the improvement of their internet service. National Digital Inclusion Alliance has opened the conversation with the...

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NDIA Welcomes the Digital Inclusion Corps

NDIA and IMLS are proud to announce our partners for the Digital Inclusion Corps Pilot Project. The project will work to address digital inclusion issues in five tribal and rural regions throughout the country, while demonstrating the value of having local digital...

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