Nebraska Broadband Resources

NTIA Broadband Adoption Toolkit 2013

In May 2013 NTIA released a Broadband Adoption Toolkit based on the field-tested practices of recipients from the Sustainable Broadband Adoption and Public Computer Center grant categories. The Toolkit is a guide to planning and carrying out effective adoption programs with a wide variety of audiences, including youth, low-income, and seniors. It includes chapters on planning a new program, designing outreach and communications activities, setting up training classes, and choosing engaging curriculum. It also has links to detailed examples, tools, and videos that can save time and resources for program developers. You are invited to review the Broadband Adoption Toolkit and use these complete Resources.

Businesses can draw on strong information resources

Supporting the growth and success of businesses in an important goal of the University of Nebraska - Lincoln Extension Entrepreneurship programs.  They provide research-based programs and education to support the development of Nebraska's communities, businesses and youth entrepreneurs.

Additional information about the UNL eShip workgroup, current programming, and webinars is available.

There are also important new tools for value-added producers who are interested in online marketing of specialty food products.  Check out  Direct Marketing Food Specialty Products.

As businesses find issues and questions on how to keep equipment and information safe, processes outlining safety and data security are available through the National e-Commerce Extension Initiative.

For additional information, contact Connie Hancock, Project Lead, 308-254-4455, or Charlotte Narjes, Project Lead, 402-472-1724.

Sustainable Rural Development Funding: Lessons from the Field

The funding environment for rural development is changing. This webinar from the National Consumer Law Center illustrates a new framework for visioning, designing and executing capitalization game plans in support of regional rural development. See the presentation PowerPoint.  To hear the full presentation, click and select the August 1, 2012 presentation, Recording option.

State and Local Roles Can Impact Broadband Adoption

The summer 2012 meetings from the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners provided  presentations with innovative ideas on how states and communities can support and improve Broadband adoption in their areas.  Information included these presentations:  California Emerging Technology Fund, City of Seattle's Role, Defining Needs for State & Local Broadband Policy, Helping Communities Thrive through Broadband Adoption, and NC Broadband.