How to Make Your Broadband Application Competitive
If you’re planning to apply for a broadband grant, keep in mind that all the work you put into your application will eventually get boiled down to a number: the score the proposal receives from the reviewers. It's important that your proposal not only be compliant with the application requirements, it should also be as competitive as possible by qualifying for as many additional points as your project can.
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.
Rural connectivity is the next digital opportunity
Cisco’s Converged Software-Defined Networking Transport Architecture is the bridge to reduce the digital divide. Recent innovations with the NCS 540 and NCS 560 access routers make serving rural areas more economical and will help to close the gap with rural broadband connectivity and ensure an inclusive future for all.
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.
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.
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.
How to Build Profitable Access Networks
Access Network transformation is critical as the demand increases for 5G, Rural Broadband, and Country digitization.
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.