The Nebraska Information Technology Commission Community Council (NITC), University of Nebraska - Lincoln (UNL), Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) and the AIM Institute are cooperatively leading the effort to address the broadband planning needs of Nebraska's communities. See the latest update.
See the latest Nebraska Broadband Success Stories
High speed Internet access has a positive impact for businesses and communities.
Key points: Nebraska Broadband Initiative
- Broadband is a key to economic growth and enhanced quality of life for Nebraskans.
- The Broadband initiative focuses on increasing broadband adoption and use across Nebraska.
- Broadband offers Internet access at a greater speed and reliability.
To see the potential role of Broadband in the future of Nebraska, watch this brief Nebraska Rural Futures video.
The Nebraska Broadband Initiative
The Nebraska Broadband Initiative is part of a larger national effort to facilitate the integration of broadband and information technology into state and local economics. Economic development, energy efficiency, and advances in education and health care rely not only on broadband infrastructure, but also on the knowledge and tools to leverage that infrastructure.
The Initiative is focused around the following project areas:
– Capacity Building
– Technical Assistance
– Regional Planning
Key Project Areas of the Nebraska Broadband Initiative
The statewide mapping effort strives to collect accurate
data that is critical for Broadband planning. The map
displays Broadband availability, speed and location of
Broadband services. The map will display community
anchor institutions, such as schools, libraries and
hospitals. Residents will also have the opportunity to
provide feedback on their Broadband service.
The Capacity Building Group will:
• benchmark technology use in relevant community
• set goals for improved technology use;
• develop plans for achieving identified goals;
• recommend specific web-based application
development and demand creation.
The Nebraska Broadband Technical Assistance Program
will provide technical assistance and technology to
support entrepreneurs, local governments, chambers of
commerce, and economic developers -- especially in areas
with low broadband subscribership.
Local and Regional Planning
The Nebraska Broadband Local/Regional Technology
Planning Teams will assist regional and community
planning discussions among leaders in business,
entrepreneurial efforts, local government, and agriculture.
You can view the latest reports on the Nebraska Broadband Initiative progress
Nebraska Broadband Planning Quarterly Report to NTIA, Fourth Quarter 2013.
Nebraska Broadband Planning Activities Update presented to the Nebraska Public Service Commission, Fourth Quarter 2013.
See the latest Success Stories from these efforts.
For more information, contact Charlotte Narjes, Project Lead, 402-472-1724.