EducationSuperHighway is a non-profit organization working to upgrade the Internet access in every classroom in America, so that all students can take advantage of the promise of digital learning. They raise awareness of the connectivity gap, provide technical and procurement expertise to states and districts, and advocate on behalf of students to influence policy change.
- School Wi-Fi Buyer’s Guide - EducationSuperHighway’s vendor-neutral Wi-Fi guide helps school districts use E-rate’s $150 per student budget efficiently to get classrooms connected.
- Network Essentials for Superintendents - EducationSuperHighway’s action-oriented resource provides best practices and expert tips for district leaders who are managing network upgrade projects in order to get their students and teachers the network they need for digital learning.
- Fiber Toolkit - EducationSuperHighway’s interactive calculator helps determine the type of fiber connection that is right for your district. This toolkit provides guidance on how to get started on a network upgrade, secure funding, purchase, and implement fiber connections to your schools.
Connect Iowa is a subsidiary of Connected Nation and operates as a non-profit in the state of Iowa. Connect Iowa, in conjunction with the Iowa Economic Development Authority, was commissioned to work with all broadband providers in the State of Iowa to create detailed maps of broadband coverage in order to accurately pinpoint remaining gaps in broadband availability in Iowa.
Broadband technology enables transmission of wide ranging information contributing to safety, health and economic well-being. Broadband is a platform for opportunity and innovation in health care, education, energy, job training, civic engagement, commercial transactions, government performance, public safety and other areas. More Americans are online at faster speeds than ever before, yet challenges to the availability, adoption and utilization of broadband remain.
FirstNet has been obligated by the United States Congress to take all actions necessary to ensure the building, deployment, and operation of the nationwide public safety broadband network.
The Office of the Chief Information Officer is the department responsible for managing and delivering infrastructure services to State agencies; establishing standards; reviewing and governing all information technology procurements and projects.