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.
Improving the Economics of Broadband and Content Delivery
Last year, the NCTC and Qwilt announced a program for qualifying broadband providers to upgrade their infrastructure on Cisco UCS hardware preconfigured with Qwilt content delivery software and services at no cost. This program now has over 100 participating providers. We are excited by the momentum the program is achieving and the subscriber experiences it enables.
How to Invest in Middle Mile Networks to Bridge the Digital Divide
Six strategies to unlock the possibilities of your fiber infrastructure investments. What you need to know to make the most of the Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure program to meet the needs of a growing hybrid workforce, deliver more capacity to rural regions, and bridge the digital divide.
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.
Give Your Rural Customers Better Streaming Content Experiences
Good news for service providers in rural communities. You can now expand broadband access to reach unserved and underserved households with content experiences that both delight your customers and improve your bottom line.
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.
Let’s Solve Rural Broadband—Together
The Cisco Rural Broadband Customer Advisory Council is a dynamic forum to uncover and address the toughest challenges that service providers are facing in expanding broadband in rural communities.
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.