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Internet for All Webinar Series - Broadband 101



Cort Buffington, Technical Assistance Advisor
Office of Internet Connectivity & Growth, NTIA


This webinar will serve as a comprehensive broadband infrastructure and technology overview. Topics covered will include:

  • Broadband vs. high-speed Internet
  • Overview of broadband in the United States
  • NTIA Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) broadband funding programs ​
  • The life of an Internet packet​
  • Broadband key terms​
  • Broadband connection types​
  • Broadband economics​

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law includes a historic $65 billion investment to expand affordable and reliable high-speed Internet access in communities across the U.S. NTIA recently launched a series of new high-speed Internet grant programs funded by the law that will build high-speed Internet infrastructure across the country, create more low-cost high-speed Internet service options, and address the digital equity and inclusion needs in our communities.

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Office of Internet Connectivity & Growth, NTIA