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Ensuring Robust Participation in the BEAD Program

NOVEMBER 1, 2023

The Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program will only succeed if every penny is wisely spent. This includes ensuring that subgrantees have the capacity not just to build and deploy high-speed Internet networks but to operate those networks for years to come, delivering Internet connectivity to areas that for too long have been left behind.   

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Benton Institute for Broadband & Society Daily Digest

Benton provides the only free, reliable, and non-partisan daily digest that curates and distributes news related to universal broadband, while connecting communications, democracy, and public interest issues.

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Arizona Digital Inclusion Directory

The Arizona Digital Inclusion Directory is a searchable inventory of tech training classes, public computing centers, tech support, and digital inclusion practitioners. This resource is designed to connect individuals with free help for getting online and to facilitate collaborations between organizations to better serve all Arizonans. The Directory is supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, a division of the Arizona Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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National Telecommunications and Information Administration

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), located within the Department of Commerce, is the Executive Branch agency that is principally responsible by law for advising the President on telecommunications and information policy issues. NTIA’s programs and policymaking focus largely on expanding broadband Internet access and adoption in America, expanding the use of spectrum by all users, and ensuring that the Internet remains an engine for continued innovation and economic growth.

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Connect Arizona

Connect Arizona is supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Connect Arizona provides bi-lingual one-on-one phone tech support and digital literacy training through repeat interactions with Digital Navigators. Connect Arizona also offers support finding and accessing digital literacy classes, refurbished computers, and local resources. The program aims to foster digital inclusion across Arizona.

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Sun Corridor Network

Sun Corridor Network is a nonprofit organization focused on providing high-speed internet access and infrastructure to support economic development in Arizona. They work with community anchor institutions, including schools and libraries, to enhance broadband connectivity and bridge the digital divide in rural, remote, urban underserved areas.

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