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Adoption Resources

NTIA is working to increase broadband Internet adoption in the United States, which will help more Americans compete in the 21st century economy. NTIA's initiatives include an annual nationwide survey and report on broadband use, which can inform efforts to close the digital divide, and, a website with resources for teaching and learning computer and online skills.

The NTIA Broadband Adoption Toolkit (23MB pdf) shares best practices across the U.S.

Broadband adoption research

NTIA's Recovery Act broadband programs

The Connecting America’s Communities map illustrates where BTOP projects are located across the country.

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Notice of Big Sky Broadband Workshop

July 27, 2016

NTIA, through the BroadbandUSA program, will hold a regional broadband summit, ‘‘Big Sky Broadband Workshop,’’ to share information to help communities build their broadband capacity and utilization.

The Big Sky Broadband Workshop will be held on August 31, 2016, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and September 1, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Mountain Daylight Time. The meeting will be held in Montana at the Hilton Garden Inn, 3720 N. Reserve St., Missoula, MT 59808.

Enabling Smart Cities with Infrastructure and Policy

May 20, 2016

The 2016 GCTC Expo, convened by NIST and US Ignite, will showcase GCTC Action Clusters and feature speakers and panelists on a wide range of smart city topics. Experts from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration and NTIA's Institute for Telecommunication Sciences will host a panel to discuss how they’re leading cutting-edge research on spectrum sharing and interference, helping communities expand their broadband infrastructure, and developing policies that foster innovation.

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