Connecting America: The National Broadband Plan
Includes the executive summary and full text of the National Broadband Plan, which began taking form in April 2009 and was finalized in March 2010. The plan makes recommendations to the FCC, the Executive Branch, Congress and state and local governments. Chapter 10 focuses on healthcare, and includes some information specific to rural health care facilities.
Date: 03/2010 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Federal Communications Commission view details
Bringing Broadband to Rural America: Report on a Rural Broadband Strategy
Describes a comprehensive rural broadband strategy proposed
to Congress and recommendations for improving inter-agency
coordination of broadband policies. Covers initiatives for
assessing broadband needs in rural areas and for specific
federal agency programs and resources to overcome the
obstacles that currently impede rural broadband deployment.
Author(s): Michael J. Copps Date: 05/2009 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Federal Communications Commission view details
Broadband Climate Risk Mitigation Tool
Tool that provides hazard risk data alongside broadband access data for the purpose of infrastructure decision-making while considering natural hazards. Provides information at the county, address, or census tract level. Type: Tool Sponsoring organization: Center on Rural Innovation view details
Access Broadband Dashboard
An interactive county-level U.S. map that shows how broadband infrastructure may impact local economies. Provides percentage of households with a broadband subscription as well as data on on employment, small business establishments, wages and income, poverty, home values, population change and migration, educational attainment, and gross domestic product (GDP). Type: Website Sponsoring organizations: National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Census Bureau view details
Advancing Prosperity in Rural Indiana: Seven Priorities for Creating Thriving Rural Places, Businesses, and Families
Outlines the priorities for supporting rural Indiana such as providing citizens with essential goods and services, employment opportunities, broadband connection, housing, access to child care, and more. Includes data on rural versus urban population changes, median income, unemployment, immigration, poverty, mental stress, commute time, housing costs, internet access, education, and county-level percentages related to volunteering, population, job automation risk, and more.
Author(s): Carl Rist, Allan Freyer Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Indiana Community Action Poverty Institute view details
FCC National Broadband Map
Map displaying internet service availability nationwide, as reported by Internet Service Providers (ISPs). Searchable by address, location, and provider, with area characteristics available. Type: Map/Mapping System Sponsoring organization: Federal Communications Commission view details