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.
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:
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.
March 4, 2014 01:42 PM
IMLS Director Susan Hildreth invites library participation in broadband policy discussions.
February 6, 2014 04:20 PM
IMLS’s Mary Alice Ball provides an update on the 2014 National Digital Learning Day.
February 5, 2014 01:17 PM
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler emphasizes the role of libraries in his remarks at a National Digital Learning Day celebration at the Library of Congress
January 30, 2014 08:32 AM
For more than 50 years, the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) has been the backbone of federal support for libraries in America. IMLS interviewed the New York state librarian about how New York uses federal funds and how the needs of library users in the state are changing.