The global pandemic only intensified the need for universal access to broadband to enable telework, telemedicine, and distance learning in all American communities. State governments are acting now to bridge the Digital Divide and Homework Gap.
- Create maps for stakeholders to see unserved areas of the state
- Know how much of a budget is needed to connect unserved communities in your state
- Structure the subsidy/loan program best for your goals
- Assess funding applications with location-based cost estimates across the state
3-Step Approach to Improving Broadband Network Access
CQA State Broadband Advisory-recommended steps to building a successful program: