rural broadband

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.

October 27, 2021

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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.

October 13, 2021

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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.

September 2, 2021

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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.

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.

December 16, 2020

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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

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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.