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FCC Consumer Bureau releases digital inclusion plan

The Federal Communications Commission's Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau has released Strategies and Recommendations for Promoting Digital Inclusion, the "digital inclusion plan" that the FCC promised in its Lifeline Modernization Order nine months ago. The...

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Announcing the Digital Inclusion Corps Pilot Project

NDIA is happy to report we received a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) supporting a pilot Digital Inclusion Corps. The project will demonstrate the value of having local digital inclusion corps members connected nationally to a supportive...

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Aggregating Lifeline Broadband Subscribers FAQ

Overview The FCC's March 31, 2016 Order that modernized Lifeline to include broadband service included references to the FCC working with USAC (Universal Service Administrative Company) when implementing the National Verifier (an online platform that will verify...

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The Worst Connected U.S. Cities of 2015

The National Digital Inclusion Alliance today releases its new list of "The Top 25 Worst Connected U.S. Cities, 2015". Our rankings for 2015 are based on recently released Census data on home access to fixed broadband Internet services. This includes wireline...

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NDIA Successes and Activities Quarterly Update

We're often so busy in our day to day that we forget to share updates. Here are NDIA's successes and activities of the past quarter. An NDIA working group created definitions for digital inclusion and digital equity. The NDIA Directing Council ratified the...

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FCC names NDIA’s Siefer to Consumer Advisory Committee

The Federal Communications Commission has appointed NDIA Executive Director Angela Siefer to serve as a member of its 2016-18 Consumer Advisory Committee (CAC). The mission of the 29-member CAC is to "make recommendations to the Commission regarding consumer issues...

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NDIA Comments on a National Broadband Research Agenda

Below in text and attached as a PDF are NDIA's comments on a National Broadband Research Agenda. The Request for Comments was posted in the Federal Register on 9-9-2016 by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the National Science...

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