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:
December 19, 2014 10:23 AM
Three new developments in Washington, D.C. will impact the work of U.S. libraries and museums for months and years to come.
December 15, 2014 11:20 AM
With LSTA funds the Arkansas State Library will focus on reaching underserved audiences, providing continuing education for librarians, and supporting technology and broadband services.
October 31, 2014 03:10 PM
The state library provides every library in New Jersey with reliable internet connections and free access to databases that support everyone from the kindergartener to the job seeker.
July 15, 2014 02:50 PM
The Oklahoma Department of Libraries is using LSTA funds to facilitate education, workforce development, and health outcomes, and to preserve community heritage.
May 30, 2014 01:05 PM
More than 900 participated in webcast of IMLS Focus, a nationwide conversation about public access to digitized collections.