digital divide

December 16, 2020

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

You Are an FCC RDOF Bid Winner, Now What?

Cisco’s rural broadband solutions offer open access, software defined network transport, automation, and programmability to ensure Service Providers can deliver the quality of service, resiliency and security to your winning RDOF bid.

December 10, 2020

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

RDOF Technology and Systems Designs

If you’re a winning RDOF bidder, you are required to complete a Long Form Application (FCC Form 683), including a detailed technology and system design plan.

November 19, 2020

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Working with Communities to Expand Broadband Access

By proactively working with community leaders, service providers can leverage their mutual interests with a wide range of public and private sector customers to build trust among all the stakeholders involved in the provision and use of essential broadband services.

October 21, 2020

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Deploying World-Class Rural 4G/5G Networks Just Got a Lot Easier

Service Providers serving rural regions can now easily bring fast, reliable 4G/5G connectivity to their subscribers with the Cisco Cloud Services Stack for Mobility that provides best-in-class mobile packet-core solutions to expand their mobile footprint quickly and cost-efficiently.

September 30, 2020

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Strategies for a Successful RDOF Bid

If you’re planning to bid in the upcoming RDOF auction, preparation is key, and there are several strategies that can help make you more successful at winning the bids at the values you want, and just as importantly, avoiding placing low bids.

September 24, 2020

EDUCATION

Is Your Network Ready for Hybrid Learning?

How does E-rate help schools fund innovation and address the digital divide? Learn how in this week’s #EducationNow

September 16, 2020

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

A Survey of Grants and Funding for Broadband Expansion

The digital divide has been closing over the past decade, with help from a range of federal funding programs aimed at extending broadband services to underserved areas of the country. Before you start thinking about how much funding you want or where to go to find it, it’ll help to consider how and where you want to expand broadband services and what these services will enable your customer and stakeholders to do. Then you can start looking into the funding opportunities that can help make those more concrete plans a reality.