Broadband and Digital Equity Planning Support
Washington State University – Extension is partners with the Washington State Broadband Office (WSBO) and we continue to support Broadband Action Teams statewide. Using the Community Action Plans that were developed last year, BATs and Tribes are now able to engage with providers in their local communities. This will help communities achieve both national and state goals of bringing “Internet to All”.
These plans create a sustainable foundation to support future community planning and implementation efforts that positions them to participate in funding opportunities, including Broadband, Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) and Digital Equity Act (DEA) programs established under the IIJA.
WSU Extension is providing technical, operational, and planning funding support local BAT and Tribal efforts to realize the outcomes developed in their Broadband and Digital Equity Action Plans.
Moving into the BEAD Challenge process and on to the application process, WSU Extension will be offering Broadband Mapping Office Hours every week on Monday at 1PM PT. Topics may include but are not limited to:
- Accessing the Fabric and Availability data
- Online and through the FCC/NTIA CostQuest process
- BDC Data Downloads
- Best Practices
- Basic Geoprocessing
- Fabric Integration
- Linking the Fabric to public availability data
Please register below and join us to get a jump start on your Broadband Mapping needs.
This Workbook is built around a planning guide and related worksheets that are designed to support the development and alignment of local and Tribal Broadband and Digital Equity Action Plans. Filled with templates and tips, this workbook has been designed to walk your team through the steps required to develop robust strategies to ensure your community is prepared to ensure everyone has access to reliable, affordable, high-speed Internet, as well as the skills, technologies, and capacity to use it effectively.
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