Broadband access has evolved from a cutting-edge luxury to an absolutely essential
utility for participation in daily life. The COVID-19 pandemic further emphasized the fact
that internet access is a necessity for all Americans.

Community broadband is a publicly provided broadband, where municipalities,
public-private partnerships, or cooperatives build the infrastructure and provide service
directly to customers, or indirectly by providing network infrastructure access to internet
service providers.

Learn more about how community broadband can play a critical role in closing the digital divide.