Category Archives: Broadband

New Data: More than 90% of U.S. Public Libraries Have Used E-rate

By Carlos Manjarrez, Director of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, and Justin Grimes, Statistician, IMLS With more than $36 billion dollars of discounts provided to date, the Universal Service Schools and Libraries Program, commonly known as “E-rate,” helps schools and libraries … Continue reading

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What Good is a Gig?

Ed note: This is a cross post of the ALA Washington Office District Dispatch Blog. Click here to see the original post.  This guest blog post is by Angela Siefer, Senior Research Associate, Center for Digital Inclusion. Through a grant … Continue reading

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Interview: Georgia Public Library Service

IMLS staff interviewed state librarians to discuss how their new five-year plans for Grants to States funds (2013-2017) differ from their past plans (2008-2012) and how they see the needs of library users in their states changing and evolving. This … Continue reading

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NTIA Brings Broadband Opportunities to Alaska

Ed note: This is a cross post of the NTIA Blog. Click here to see the original post. By Anne Neville Director, State Broadband Initiative Last week, I traveled to Anchorage for the annual economic summit hosted by the Southwest Alaska … Continue reading

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