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The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) recently published the Broadband Adoption Toolkit, a resource focused on strategies for “helping to close the digital divide” and increasing broadband adoption among the nearly one-third of the Americans who do not have a broadband connection at home.
The toolkit examines adoption activities in four areas, using case study examples focused around the barries of access and availability, cost, perception, relevance, and skills. The four areas are:
- Awareness and outreach
- Home computers
- Training planning and delivery
- Curriculum and relevant content
NTIA also held two webinars highlighting broadband adoption case studies from around the country. Archived versions of the webinars are linked below:
- Lessons Learned from BTOP Broadband Adoption Strategies from around the Country
- NTIA Broadband Adoption Toolkit: Lessons Learned from BTOP Recipients
Every six months, MoBroadbandNow publishes new speed and service maps based on data collected from over 110 participating Internet Service Providers across the state. Maps are published for both the state and regional levels. Service maps show the number of providers serving an area in shades of blue (darker illustrates more providers, while lighter illustrates fewer), while high speed maps show where service is available at speeds of greater than 3mpbs download/1.5mpbs upload (blue), less than 3mpbs download/1.5mbps upload (yellow) and where speed data is unavailable (red). The maps include data from both wired and wireless providers.
MoBroadbandNow’s mapping efforts also include an Interactive Mapping tool, which allows you to enter your address and identify providers in your area, as well as to add layers, including service availability and technology type.
To learn more about MoBroadbandNow’s mapping and data collection or, if you are an ISP that is not currently participating, to get involved, visit our FAQ page.
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Moderator and Presenter: Ron Emerson, Global Director of Healthcare, Polycom
Conference Speakers Include:
- Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and Missouri Governor Jay Nixon are scheduled to attend
- Curtis Lowery, MD, Angels Network in Arkansas – KEYNOTE SPEAKER
- Jon Linkous, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Telemedicine Association
- Ed Simcox, Director, AT&T ForHealth Solutions and Telehealth Strategy
- Matthew Wenzel, Chief Executive Officer, Headrick Medical Center, St. Luke’s Health System
- Thomas Hale, MD, Executive Medical Director, Mercy Telehealth Services
- Kathy Chorba, Executive Director, California Telehealth Network
- Rachel Mutrux, Executive Director, Missouri Telehealth Network
- Pat Schou, Executive Director, Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network
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