Investing in Middle Mile Networks to Reduce Social and Digital Inequality
The U.S. Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act has a $1 billion program to create middle mile networks that connect the Internet backbone with the last mile to expand broadband and improve access.
Broadband Planning: Who Should Lead, and How?
A realistic and inclusive broadband planning process is key to your project's success. You'll also need a strong leader. But who should lead and what should the process look like?
Minding the Gap – Navigating the Hybrid Work Digital Divide
The idea of the Digital Divide is nothing new but has become exacerbated as organizations apply legacy tools and concepts to remote work. Organizations must provide flexible resource access to their employees and secure on-premise environments that enforce policies to protect organizational assets programmatically.
Three Reasons to Prepare for Your Next Broadband Infrastructure Investment
The U.S. Government is providing another $62 billion for broadband internet build-outs. But closing the digital divide will require the right solutions and expertise in addition to public funding.
How to Choose the Right Funding Program for Your Broadband Projects
New and expanded broadband funding programs are being launched to reduce disparities in access to robust internet capacity across the country. Find out how to choose a funding program that matches your intended rural broadband project and make your applications more likely to be successful.
Cisco Reinforces Commitment to Bridging the Digital Divide
Cisco announces new research on the U.S. Municipal Infrastructure Index 2021, to measure how broadband infrastructure is prioritized across the country. We discuss the results with industry leaders and explore how to close the digital divide in the U.S.
Test-Drive the Next Generation of Rural Broadband Technologies: Introducing the Cisco Rural Broadband Innovation Center
Service providers have been working with governments for years to try to meet the need for faster, higher-capacity rural broadband. Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, the Cisco Rural Broadband Innovation Center showcases the amazing things that rural service providers can now do with their networks. Read this blog to see solutions highlighted.
Cisco Systems statement on Climate Change and President Biden’s Infrastructure Proposal
Chuck Robbins confirms Cisco's belief that President Biden's proposal to ensure high-quality, affordable broadband connectivity for all Americans — no matter who they are or where they live — will be key to fostering prosperous and sustainable communities.