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Connecting Communities Local Leader FAQs


Southern Rural Development Center
http://srdc.msstate.edu/ecommerce/curricula/connec...
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This guide is designed to enhance the use and adoption of information technology tools and infrastructure in rural communities. Cooperative extension educators and community leaders can use this guide to improve:
-The availability of access to broadband connectivity across the community;
-The ability of organizations in the community to use digital technology to achieve their mission and goals; and
-The ability of individuals in the community to use digital technology to improve their social and economic well-being.

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National Broadband Map


National Telecommunications and Information Administration
http://www.broadbandmap.gov/
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The National Broadband Map (NBM) is a searchable and interactive website that allows users to view broadband availability across every neighborhood in the United States. The NBM was created by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), in collaboration with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and in partnership with 50 states, five territories and the District of Columbia. The NBM is a project of NTIA's State Broadband Initiative. The NBM will be updated approximately every six months and was first published on February 17, 2011.

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San Diego Futures Foundation


San Diego Futures Foundation
http://www.sdfutures.org/
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The purpose of this organization is to improve access to computers and services by making information technology available to underserved individuals, organizations and disadvantaged small businesses through training, education, technical services and equipment.

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Digital Literacy Corps


Net Literacy
http://www.digitalliteracycorps.org/
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An informal national movement of student volunteers that work to increase digital inclusion and broadband adoption.

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Berkman Center Broadband Study


Berkman Center for Internet and Society/Harvard
http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/newsroom/broadband_re...
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A report of international experiences with broadband and plans for next generation connectivity produced for the FCC.

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National Broadband Map


National Telecommunications and Information Administration
http://www.broadbandmap.gov/
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The National Broadband Map (NBM) is a searchable and interactive website that allows users to view broadband availability across every neighborhood in the United States. The NBM was created by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), in collaboration with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and in partnership with 50 states, five territories and the District of Columbia. The NBM is a project of NTIA's State Broadband Initiative. The NBM will be updated approximately every six months and was first published on February 17, 2011.

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How Do I get Broadband?


British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/guides/getting-broadb...
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This article provides information on how to get broadband, the different types of broadband, and equipment and installation.

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Broadband 101


UW-Extension
http://www.slideshare.net/WI_Broadband/broadband10...
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This presentation provides an overview of tools that can be used to identify providers and make decisions about service choices

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Advice on enjoying gaming safely


Childnet
http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/downloads/resource...
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Online gaming is hugely popular with children and young people. This leaflet provides an introduction to online gaming and advice for parents specifically related to online gaming.

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Cyberbullying: You Can't Take It Back


Netsmartz.org
http://www.netsmartz.org/RealLifeStories/CantTakeI...
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A real-life video story from a teen that regrets his participation on a website created to rate others at his school.

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NetSmartz Gaming


Netsmartz.org
http://www.netsmartz.org/Gaming
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Tips for parents on how to help children game safely and understand gaming.

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FCC Broadband Speed Test


Federal Communications Commission
http://www.measuringbroadbandamerica.com/
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The purpose of the Consumer Broadband Test (Beta) is to give consumers additional information about the quality of their broadband connections and to create awareness about the importance of broadband quality in accessing content and services over the internet. Additionally, the FCC may use data collected from the Consumer Broadband Test (Beta), along with submitted street address, to analyze broadband quality and availability on a geographic basis across the United States.

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Digital Nation: Expanding Internet Usage


National Telecommunications and Information Administration
http://www.ntia.doc.gov/reports/2011/NTIA_Internet...
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The new millennium has witnessed a rapid rise in broadband Internet connections in the United States. While the growth rate of total Internet connections at home slowed somewhat after 2001, the number of household broadband connections grew rapidly over the last decade. As of October 2010, the nationwide broadband adoption rate equaled 68.2 percent of households, up from 63.5 percent one year earlier. Overall, the growth of broadband Internet adoption in the United States stems from two sources: (1) supplanting dial-up services in many households, and (2) expanding the market for household Internet connections.

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Get Connected!


California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF), State of California
http://www.getconnectedtoday.com/
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Get Connected! is a comprehensive statewide public awareness program to raise awareness about the economic and social benefits of broadband connectivity. The program aims to break down barriers and address misperceptions that perpetuate the Digital Divide that currently exists in California.

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Communities Connect Network


Communities Connect Network, State of Washington
http://www.communitiesconnect.org/
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Created to discover and implement sustainability mechanisms for the State of Washington's Community Technology Field to ensure digital inclusion and technology opportunities for State residents.

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Connected Nation--Minority Americans Policy Brief


Connected Nation
http://connectednation.org/_documents/cn_minority_...
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Policy brief published by Connected Nation on broadband adoption among minority residents.

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Connected Nation


Connected Nation
http://connectednation.org/research/
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Reports and publications by Connected Nation on national, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee online trends.

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National Broadband Plan


Federal Communications Commission
http://www.broadband.gov/plan/
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The National Broadband Plan lays out a bold roadmap to America's future. These initiatives will stimulate economic growth, spur job creation, and boost our capabilities in education, healthcare, homeland security and more.

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Implementing e-inclusion in Flanders: going beyond access?


Studies Media Information Telecommunications
http://ilsemarien.com/system/files/351/original/IA...
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A critical analysis of e-inclusion initiatives and their ability to improve digital literacies.

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USDA Rural Utilities Service - Telecommunications Programs


U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
http://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/all-progr...
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USDA RUS offers several broadband related grant programs to help rural communities take advantage of and participate in the digital economy. Find information on this page for the four key programs in the Telecommunications Programs section of this page: Community Connect Grants; Distance Learning & Telemedicine Grants; Farm Bill Broadband Loans & Loan Guarantees; Telecommunications Infrastructure Loans & Guarantees.

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