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Guidance: Submit Lifeline Comments to the FCC

NDIA was first organized in 2015 to provide a needed voice for digital inclusion practitioners in the proceeding which led to the FCC's Third Report and Order, Further Report and Order, and Order On Reconsideration adopted March 2, 2016 – referred to as the 2016...

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Announcing the Digital Inclusion Resource Library

I'm very happy to invite all of you to contribute and participate in a project to help digital inclusion practitioners share resources with each other. Please distribute this message to any lists or professional groups you think would find it useful....

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Community Broadband Bits Podcast – Digital Inclusion

Chris Mitchell is the Director of Community Broadband Networks at the Institute for Local Self Reliance. He is also the host of Community Broadband Bits. He interviewed Angela Siefer for Episode 284. Chris and Angela discuss digital equity, digital inclusion, how most...

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Webinar: Impending Changes to FCC’s Lifeline Program

Until the 2016 modernization order, the Lifeline program was only a telephone subsidy. The impending changes to Lifeline roll back much of the extension of Lifeline into home broadband support while also cutting the reach of the telephone subsidy. The following quote...

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Advancing the Internet of Things in Rural America

U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), chairman of the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet, convened a hearing titled “Advancing the Internet of Things in Rural America,” on November 7, 2017. The hearing examined the use and benefits of...

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Letter to AT&T and Attorney Parks – A Recommendation.

Based upon NDIA's digital redlining maps and on behalf of 3 residents of Cleveland and 2 residents of Detroit, Attorney Daryl Parks filed FCC complaints against AT&T alleging discrimination. AT&T and Attorney Parks have agreed to mediation by the FCC. NDIA is not a...

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ATALM 2017: New Directions in Digital Inclusion Forum

All five of us were able to make it to New Mexico for the 2017 International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums to speak about our digital inclusion projects. Our presentation was an open forum titled New Directions in Digital Inclusion. We’re...

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