Broadband

Access to fast, reliable broadband is critical to households, businesses, and communities in the modern economy. The ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency has underscored the necessity of broadband access for critical services like distance learning, remote work, telehealth, and commerce.

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Governors Start 2021 by Expanding Access to Broadband

Governors Start 2021 by Expanding Access to Broadband

Governors are proposing record levels of investments in broadband infrastructure. by Jake Varn, Policy Analyst, Infrastructure Tens of millions of Americans lack a reliable, high-speed internet connection due to either ...
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The Future of  State Telehealth Policy

The Future of State Telehealth Policy

This paper summarizes the types of telehealth policy flexibilities provided by states and the federal government during the COVID-19 pandemic and longer-term considerations for Governors regarding the impact of such ...
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Governor Strategies to Expand Affordable Broadband Access

Governor Strategies to Expand Affordable Broadband Access

Access to high quality, affordable broadband unlocks access to commerce, remote work opportunities, remote and improved education, telehealth, intelligent agriculture, and more. (View/Download) Key Points Increasing access to the internet ...
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Solutions for Rural Economies in Response to COVID-19

Solutions for Rural Economies in Response to COVID-19

Summary Times of crisis often exacerbate the economic challenges faced by rural communities. Following the Great Recession, for example, unemployment in rural areas rose by 6 percent, and rates of ...
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Delivering Workforce System Employment and Training Services Remotely

Delivering Workforce System Employment and Training Services Remotely

Summary Across the United States, American Job Centers (AJCs) provide a range of assistance to jobseekers, students, and businesses. Due to COVID-19, they have had to readjust their delivery methods ...
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Featured Videos

Governors Discuss Broadband Access And Education


In this 2020 Winter Meeting session Montana Governor Steve Bullock and Colorado Governor Jared Polis lead a discussion on the importance of reliable broadband access for all areas of their states to support education and economic development.


NGA Webinar on Broadband Deployment: U.S. Department Of Agriculture’s Rural Programs


This webinar features a presentation from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on rural broadband deployment programs and resources.  The webinar focuses on these programs’ relevancy to governors’ offices, share best practices, and offer actions governors can consider to support program applications in their state.