Reports

SNAPSHOT REPORTS

This series of qualitative research and analysis reports provide an overview of major issues impacting community broadband. Each report presents discussions with representatives of urban and rural communities that have built highspeed networks. Add new perspectives to your thinking.

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May 2021 SNAPSHOT REPORT

Shhhhhh! The Doctor’s In. (This guide helps librarians 1) uncover patrons’ healthcare needs, 2) create health milestones in your community, and 3) effectively market telehealth and broadband grant proposal.)

February 2021 SURVEY SNAPSHOT REPORT
Broadband, Local Economies & the Age of COVID (When COVID-19 forced everyone home, was broadband ready? Telehealth took center stage, but was it ready??  2021 survey of economic developers – IEDC members.)

Survey respondents’ detailed answers to the question, “Where does broadband/digital technologies take us after we survive COVID-19?

September 2020 SNAPSHOT REPORT
Show Me the Money: the Next Round (This guide helps communities market their grant proposal well and increase odds of funding success. Complements this Broadband Funding Resource Guide of federal agencies.)

August 2019 SNAPSHOT REPORT
Revving Up the Community Broadband Economic Engine (The 2019 survey conducted in partnership with the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) to assess community broadband’s impact on local economies.)

July 2018 SNAPSHOT REPORT
Telehealth & Broadband: In Sickness and In Health, Part 2  (A guide for community broadband owners and telehealth vendors that unites their efforts to bring Internet access and better healthcare to their customers)

November 2017 SNAPSHOT REPORT
Telehealth & Broadband: In Sickness and In Health  (How to accelerate telehealth in urban and rural communities – with community broadband being the high-octane accelerant)

May 2017 SNAPSHOT REPORT
The Co-op’s Broadband Plan for Success (Laying a foundation for co-ops to build networks as community assets)

January 2017 SNAPSHOT REPORT 
Fiber & Wireless – Stronger Together for Community Broadband (Making the business case for hybrid wired/wireless infrastructure)X

July 2016 SNAPSHOT REPORT
Urban Communities Need Better Broadband Too (Big cities are poorly served by incumbents, and need community broadband ASAP)

March 2016 SNAPSHOT REPORT
Libraries: Broadband Leaders of the 21st Century (How libraries can help plan, facilitate funding, and carry o ut marketing for community broadband).