Category Archives: Broadband

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Best Buy Announce Connect 2 Compete Partnership

By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS I was pleased yesterday to join FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski at the Southwest Family Enhancement Center in Washington, D.C., to welcome HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan and Best Buy’s Scott Durchslag to the Connect2Compete initiative. Connect2Compete, … Continue reading

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Public Libraries, American Job Centers, and Digital Literacy

Together America’s public libraries and American Job Centers are teaching digital skills that are essential for job searches and more. By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS Earlier this week, I joined U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, and … Continue reading

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“US Ignite” Highlights Library and Museum Potential for High-Speed Broadband Applications

Last week, the White House announced the new US Ignite Partnership (www.us-ignite.org) which will create a national network of communities and campuses with ultra-fast, programmable broadband services, operating at speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second. This network will … Continue reading

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See you in Anaheim

By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS Librarians from across the country will be gathering this week in Anaheim, California, for the annual meeting of the American Library Association (ALA). The library community faces big questions about how to keep their services … Continue reading

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