Traditionally, our nation has not handled broadband as a type of important infrastructure, however NLC is trying to vary that. Cities, cities and villages with quick, inexpensive broadband in each neighborhood and residential are higher capable of entice employers and new residents, spend money on extra environment friendly related utility and transportation infrastructure, and preserve property values. The shortage of common connectivity in America’s communities holds our nation again from financial restoration and progress. A number of pre-pandemic research confirmed that broadband entry constantly improves a house’s worth – a characteristic that has change into much more interesting in a post-COVID world. However with out vital and focused federal investments in broadband, the digital divide and its financial impacts will solely proceed to widen.
Laws and Regulation
Supporting Full Entry to Public Infrastructure and Broadband
COVID-19 is exacerbating the issues created by inadequate vital infrastructure and an absence of broadband entry in communities throughout the nation.
This COVID-19 precept Response Temporary offers steering and descriptions particular actions cities can take to handle connectivity in communities throughout this pandemic.
View NLC’s weblog posts about how native communities are working to construct digital fairness.
In regards to the Federal Motion Agenda
The NLC Advocacy Heart takes a proactive method to the choices and insurance policies popping out of Washington, D.C. In response to these selections, we have created the Federal Motion Agenda as a useful resource for the newest info and to supply suggestions on how member cities might finest reply and implement. Discover our up-to-date suggestions and priorities within the Federal Action Agenda.