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The SoCal Transformation Database is a centralized digital repository for the Southern California region to easily access a diverse variety of expert intelligence on areas of pertinence to the long term reinvention of our region post pandemic times. Creative ideas and best practices from both the public and private sectors will be available for free to best prepare our communities to save lives and jobs when the next crisis occurs.
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Digital prosperity: how broadband can deliver health and equity to all communities
Broadband is so influential on society that we would now call it essential infrastructure. That means affordable subscription prices, universal access to connected devices, and a population equipped with digital skills are now vital characteristics of a healthy neighborhood, city, state, or country.
Impact of very high-speed broadband on company creation and entrepreneurship: Empirical Evidence
This paper analyzes to what extend the local presence of very high-speed broadband networks has a causal impact on the creation of new businesses and sole proprietorships.
U.S. Launching $3.2 Billion Broadband Aid Program
The federal government is launching a temporary $3.2 billion program to help needy American families pay for high-speed internet service, in what could also be a boon for telecommunications providers. The Emergency Broadband Benefit program opened for enrollment Wednesday and generally offers $50 a month to help eligible households pay their internet or mobile phone bills.
Broadband infrastructure and export growth
With the digital transformation of the economy and society, high-speed Internet is becoming an important supporting infrastructure for international trade activities
Policy choices can help keep 4G and 5G universal broadband affordable
The UN Broadband Commission has committed to universal broadband by 2030
IN 2021, WE NEED TO FIX AMERICA’S INTERNET
We pay twice as much as Europe for high speeds, assuming we can even get them. Across the country, the FCC and internet service providers are pretending there’s competition in an unimaginable number of places where it doesn’t actually exist.
Contact Tracing Mobile Apps for COVID-19: Privacy Considerations and Related Trade-offs
Contact tracing is an essential tool for public health officials and local communities to fight the spread of novel diseases, such as for the COVID-19 pandemic.
How California’s Broadband Infrastructure Law Promotes Local Choice
The legislative session has ended and Governor Newsom is expected to sign into law S.B. 4 and A.B. 14. These bills stand as the final pieces of the state’s new broadband infrastructure program.
Riverside County Broadband Master Plan
Ninth Circuit Upholds FCC’s Small Cell Deployment Order Designed to Promote 5G
The United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today upheld major portions of the Federal Communications Commission’s attempts to speed up 5G deployments on existing infrastructure.
The wires may be there, but the dollars aren’t: Analysis shows why millions of California students lack broadband
About twice a week, the $9.99 per month internet connection falters. It’s often as Mario Ramírez finally wrangles his kids into their seats — the fourth-grader studies in the bedroom he shares with his 12 year-old sister, who studies in her parents’ bedroom — in time for virtual class.
Sacramento Might be Undergoing a Broadband Policy Reboot
When it comes to broadband policy, much of the attention on California understandably has been focused on its legal win on S.B. 822, its landmark net neutrality law.
With $100B internet plan, Biden commits to bring down ‘overpriced’ broadband bills
Biden is committed to working with Congress to reduce internet prices, the White House said, likely setting up tensions with the telecom industry.
Federal Broadband Funding Overview
CETF Federal Broadband Opportunities Forum
Broadband Now Estimates Availability for all 50 States; Confirms that More than 42 Million Americans Do Not Have Access to Broadband
Last year, we manually checked availability of more than 11,000 addresses using Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Form 477 data as the “source of truth.” Based on the results, we estimated that 42 million Americans do not have the ability to purchase broadband internet.
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State broadband policy: Impacts on availability
We use a county-level panel dataset from 2012 to 2018 to assess state-level broadband policy in the U.S. Panel regressions account for endogeneity of policies and dynamic nature of broadband availability.
Advancing A Sound Broadband Strategy
The coronavirus pandemic has revealed many social and health-related disparities, and the digital divide is one of the most urgent challenges among them. From remote work and remote learning to video conferencing with virtual health care providers, the last year has underscored the integral role Internet technology plays in Californians’ daily lives.
White Paper on Broadband Connectivity in 6G
This white paper explores the road to implementing broadband connectivity in future 6G wireless systems. Different categories of use cases are considered, from extreme capacity with peak data rates up to 1 Tbps, to raising the typical data rates by orders-of-magnitude, to support broadband connectivity at railway speeds up to 1000 km/h.
Determinants of broadband access and affordability: An analysis of a community survey on the digital divide
Broadband access in the home is a necessity, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic. Increasingly, connectivity is of vital importance for school, work, family, and friends.
Broadband speed and unemployment rates: Data and measurement issues
We examine the effects of broadband speed on county unemployment rates in the U.S. state of Tennessee. We merge the older National Broadband Map dataset and the newer FCC dataset in lengthening our broadband access data over the period 2011–2015.