SHLB Tools Help Anchor Institutions Boost Broadband Adoption
The Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition developed not one but 10 policy proposals to address broadband. Called the “Connecting Anchor Institutions: A Broadband Action Plan”, these documents provide ideas and actionable policy recommendations for government leaders at the federal, state, and local levels to address the broadband needs of anchor institutions. John Windhausen, SHLB Executive Director, explains our audience how these policy directives are part of the organization’s bigger Grow2Gig+: Anchors Advance Communities Campaign. This far-reaching drive hopes to make gigabit speeds the standard for anchor institutions a national priority. SHLB’s policy actions, combined with grassroots efforts of community stakeholders working in the trenches, create the best broadband adoption solutions that shrink the digital divide.