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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Three Innovations to Bridge the Digital Divide in Rural Areas
Here in 2020, in the midst of a flourishing digital revolution, high-speed Internet connectivity is now within reach of practically everyone, everywhere, right? Not exactly. The high-tech future may be moving full steam ahead in cities and suburbs, but rural regions still face a huge digital divide. Fortunately, there’s good news on the horizon: connecting rural regions is getting easier and less expensive every year.
Closing the Rural Broadband Gap
The internet has changed nearly every aspect of American life. It has transformed how we shop, listen to music, learn, do business, bank… and connect with each other. With so many Americans now working or learning from home, our dependence on it has grown. Yet, in dark contrast to internet usage growth, the gap between those who have broadband access and those who do not is growing, too.
An Unprecedented Opportunity
Internet connectivity is more critical to the success of our society than ever before. In partnership with some of our biggest customers, Cisco is investing our time, energy, development expertise, and money to make sure that state-of-the-art broadband networks are deployed by recognized Native American Tribes across all 50 states.