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BroadbandUSA: Introduction to Effective Public-Private Partnerships

This publication provides an overview of common broadband partnerships, the factors communities should consider in developing a successful partnership model, and tips and best practices NTIA has observed through its oversight of $4.5 billion in broadband grants to public, private and joint projects across the country.
Introduction to Effective Public-Private Partnerships

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.
Broadband Adoption Toolkit (23MB download)
Toolkit Resource Links

U.S. Broadband Availability June 2010 - June 2012

This report on the availability of broadband, authored by NTIA, is the first in a series of Broadband Briefs that uses publicly available data collected by the Department of Commerce to examine broadband availability in greater detail. This report uses current data from the June 30, 2012 State Broadband Initiative (SBI) dataset, which is the same data that populates the National Broadband Map (NBM), as well as historical data from June 2010 and June 2011. NTIA, in collaboration with the FCC, and in partnership with the 50 states, five territories and the District of Columbia, updates the SBI data and publishes the NBM twice a year. This report examines broadband availability, from the most basic speed levels, which allow a user to access several basic web tools, to the fastest speeds, for which developers are now beginning to design applications.
Broadband Brief: U.S. Broadband Availability June 2010 - June 2012

BTOP Grant Overview Report

On December 14, 2010, NTIA issued a report that provides an overview of the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program grants awarded. In the report, NTIA highlights various projects in each grant category – infrastructure, public computer centers, and sustainable broadband adoption initiatives – and discusses program benefits to various stakeholder groups, including schools, small businesses, people with disabilities, the unemployed, seniors, and others.
BTOP Grant Overview Report

NTIA Quarterly Reports

Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, NTIA is required to provide quarterly reports to Congress on the status of the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program and the State Broadband Data and Development Program.

NTIA provides quarterly reports to Congress on the status of the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program and the State Broadband Data and Development Program.

NTIA's Twenty-Second Quarterly Status Report: NTIA submitted the November quarterly status report on the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) to Congress.
February 10, 2015

NTIA's Twenty-First Quarterly Status Report: NTIA submitted the August quarterly status report on the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) to Congress.
October 3, 2014

NTIA's Twentieth Quarterly Status Report: NTIA submitted the May 2014 quarterly status report on the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) to Congress.
June 26, 2014

NTIA's Nineteenth Quarterly Status Report: NTIA submitted the January 2014 quarterly status report on the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) to Congress.
February 12, 2014

NTIA's Eighteenth Quarterly Status Report: NTIA submitted the September 2013 quarterly status report on the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) to Congress.
October 29, 2013

NTIA's Seventeenth Quarterly Status Report: NTIA submitted the June 2013 quarterly status report on the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) to Congress.
July 23, 2013

NTIA's Sixteenth Quarterly Status Report: NTIA submitted the March 2013 quarterly status report on the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) to Congress.
April 20, 2013

NTIA's Fifteenth Quarterly Status Report: NTIA submitted the December 2012 quarterly status report on the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) to Congress.
January 16, 2013

NTIA's Fourteenth Quarterly Status Report: NTIA submitted the October 2012 quarterly status report on the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) to Congress.
October 4, 2012

NTIA's Thirteenth Quarterly Status Report: NTIA submitted the July 2012 quarterly status report on the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) to Congress.
July 6, 2012

NTIA's Twelfth Quarterly Status Report: NTIA submitted the April 2012 quarterly status report on the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) to Congress.
April 5, 2012

NTIA's Eleventh Quarterly Status Report: NTIA submitted the December 2011 quarterly status report on the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) to Congress.
December 22, 2011

NTIA's Tenth Quarterly Status Report: NTIA submitted the September 2011 quarterly status report on the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) to Congress.
September 27, 2011

NTIA's Ninth Quarterly Status Report: NTIA submitted the June 2011 quarterly status report on the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) to Congress.
June 23, 2011

NTIA's Eighth Quarterly Status Report: NTIA submitted the February 2011 quarterly status report on the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) to Congress.
February 28, 2011

NTIA's Seventh Quarterly Status Report: NTIA submitted the November 2010 quarterly status report on the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) to Congress.
November 17, 2010

NTIA's Sixth Quarterly Status Report: NTIA submitted the August 2010 quarterly status report on the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) to Congress.
August 20, 2010

NTIA's Fifth Quarterly Status Report: NTIA submitted the May 2010 quarterly status report on the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) to Congress.
May 17, 2010

NTIA's Fourth Quarterly Status Report: NTIA submitted the February 2010 quarterly status report on the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) to Congress.
March 4, 2010

NTIA's Third Quarterly Status Report to Congress: NTIA submitted the third quarterly status report on the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) to Congress.
November 16, 2009

NTIA's Second Quarterly Status Report to Congress: NTIA submitted the second quarterly status report on the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) to Congress.
August 18, 2009

NTIA's First Quarterly Status Report to Congress: NTIA submitted the first quarterly status report on the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) to Congress.
May 18, 2009

BTOP Evaluation Study

In 2010, after a competitive procurement, NTIA awarded a contract to research firm ASR Analytics, LLC to conduct an independent analysis of the social and economic impacts of the $4 billion in Recovery Act grants awarded under the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP). ASR performed an extensive analysis of the quarterly and annual reports from more than 200 grantees over a four-year period, and conducted 27 detailed case studies of individual BTOP projects. The case studies were based on site visits that included interviews, observations and data collection. The products of the study include a Final Report, two Interim Reports, the case study documents and a Short Term Economic impacts Report. The study methodology and datasets are also publicly available.

Highlights of the findings include:

• On average, BTOP grant communities experienced an estimated 2 percent greater growth in broadband availability than non-grant communities, which is estimated to generate increased annual economic activity of between $5.17 billion and $21 billion.
• The additional broadband infrastructure provided by BTOP could be expected to create more than 22,000 long-term jobs and generate more than $1 billion in additional household income each year.
• Community anchor institutions, like schools and libraries, served by BTOP infrastructure grantees in the sample experienced a decline in broadband prices of approximately 95 percent, while increasing their broadband capacity almost seven times.
• Based on the evaluation study sample of BTOP communities, more than 4.3 million people across the United States gained broadband availability from June 30, 2011 to June 30, 2013.

All of the reports can be found at the links below.

Reports:

Case Studies:

ASR Analytics Award Materials:

BTOP in Action

An NTUA crew member begins stringing cable on network poles in New Mexico. Navajo Tribal Utility Authority

In April 2011, the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority (NTUA) began construction on more than 110...

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