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Nathaniel Rasmussen, Head of IT Services at Schlow Centre Region Library, is sharing bookmarks you can make available to your rural patrons to encourage them to take the Broadband Speed Test! The Broadband Speed Test will help map broadband access in PA! Access the bookmarks! Watch...

Do your patrons live in a RURAL Area? Please encourage them to visit http://broadbandtest.us and take the broadband speed test. This will help map broadband access in PA This info was received from the Center for Rural Pennsylvania www.rural.palegislature.us www.facebook.com/RuralPennsylvania @CenterRuralPA The...

The January/February issue of Broadband Communities featured Pennsylvania in their Broadband Assistance Drives Job Growth article. Libraries are mentioned. ...

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  Nathaniel Rasmusen, Head of IT Services at the Schlow Centre Region Library in State College has been named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker! Read about Rassmussen as well as the TV White Space project in this Library Journal article.   ...

Libraries, colleges and universities, and members of the community are invited to this FREE event  to learn more about what’s happening in Pennsylvania and across the country to help libraries get the broadband access, education, funding, and training opportunities...

The Lifeline program for low-income consumers offers a broadband subsidy.  Learn more in this District Dispatch post. ...

The Lifeline Program, a federal program that provides a monthly discount on landline or wireless phone service to eligible low-income households, is expanding to include broadband service. Changes will occur on December 2. The Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC), which...

Google Fiber has shown the benefits of broadband in the areas it serves but 5 million households with school-age children still lack broadband in the home, according to this eSchool News article. Last year PEW Research broke down the homework gap by income.  Hear some stories...

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In rural areas nationally, 52% of households, with income under $25,000, lack broadband.  This comes from the 2014 Digital Inclusion Survey, which  provides data from a national study that explores the digital inclusion roles that public libraries play in our communities. ...

This StandardSpeaker.com article  states that “Philadelphia, along with Pittsburgh, Erie and Allentown, were among the least-connected cities in the nation with 100,000 or more residents.” This article discusses some of the issues, such as a limitation  on municipal...