Libraries and museums are using broadband to expand access to content and create communities where all people have the ability to access and use information technologies.
Public Hearing: Libraries and Broadband: Urgency and Impact
IMLS is holding a public hearing to examine the need for high speed broadband in America’s libraries. IMLS is charged with advising the President and Congress about the library, museum, and information service needs of the American public.
National Initiative: Building Digital Communities
Full participation in American society requires the ability to access and use digital content and technologies. Libraries, businesses, hospitals, schools, cultural institutions, community technology centers and local governments face difficult decisions about how to create and sustain access to broadband technologies.
Search the Awarded Grants database for grants to broadband programs (issue areas have only been assigned to grants awarded since FY 2009)
Broadband content on the IMLS Web site:
April 16, 2014 12:39 PM
New analysis shows that participation is greater than expected.
April 8, 2014 01:08 PM
Partially funded by IMLS, the Inclusive Gigabit Libraries project shares case studies on libraries that are getting gigabit-speed internet connections.
April 1, 2014 03:17 PM
For more than 50 years, funding authorized by the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) has served as the backbone of federal support for libraries in America. IMLS interviewed the Georgia state librarian about how they use federal funds and how the needs of library users in the state are changing.
March 14, 2014 01:05 PM
The Alaska State Library worked with the National Telecommunications & Information Administration to establish public computer centers at 97 public libraries across the state, and provide online technology training.
March 7, 2014 03:41 PM
Senior Library Program Officer Mary Alice Ball recaps recent events that covered the impact of geo-mapping, crowdsourcing, and the E-rate.