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Adoption Resources

NTIA is working to increase broadband Internet adoption in the United States, which will help more Americans compete in the 21st century economy. NTIA's initiatives include an annual nationwide survey and report on broadband use, which can inform efforts to close the digital divide, and, a website with resources for teaching and learning computer and online skills.

The NTIA Broadband Adoption Toolkit (23MB pdf) shares best practices across the U.S.

Broadband adoption research

NTIA's Recovery Act broadband programs

The Connecting America’s Communities map illustrates where BTOP projects are located across the country.

Related content

Notice of 03/22/2016 Community Connectivity Initiative Workshop

March 09, 2016

NTIA, through the BroadbandUSA program, will hold a half-day workshop on March 22, 2016, to engage stakeholders in developing meaningful measures for community broadband access, adoption, policy and use as part of its efforts to develop the Community Connectivity Initiative. The Community Connectivity Initiative Workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon, Pacific Daylight Time in Seattle, WA.

NTIA Comments to the FCC on Lifeline and Link Up Reform and Modernization

March 9, 2016
WC Docket No. 11-42, WC Docket No. 09-197, WC Docket No. 10-90

NTIA offers comments on behalf of the Administration in support of updating the Lifeline program to subsidize access to broadband for low-income consumers. Based on the Administration’s extensive experience in leading national broadband programs, the Administration recommends that the FCC make enhancements to the Lifeline program.

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