American communities without fast, reliable, affordable, and universally available broadband access face big challenges to their economic development, access to modern education and healthcare resources, and ability to attract and retain residents. Estimates vary, but this critical problem affects up to 30 million people across the United States.

Advocates and community leaders who want to solve this challenge are usually on their own to figure out their best potential roadmap. The Community Broadband Action Network (CBAN) can help.

We are a membership organization of over 120 existing and aspiring community-based broadband providers, services companies, and other broadband advocates in 11 states.

CBAN empowers communities to successfully explore and expand local broadband access and adoption through:

  • Education: Lowering sometimes-daunting information barriers through education, coaching, and mentorship
  • Facilitation: Making network construction and operations more viable through the facilitation of information and resource sharing
  • Collaboration: Encouraging new partnerships, both public and private

CBAN Lunch and Learn Series

The Community Broadband Action Network hosts monthly Lunch and Learns, live-streamed and archived on YouTube. Topic cover a variety of issues facing broadband providers and advocates, from policy to the commercial landscape. For a complete archive and to view other CBAN videos, click here.

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New estimates say 1.3 million Wisconsin households don't have access or can't afford broadband internet service via @journalsentinel

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47th newsletter from @APC_News on community network development around the world!

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"Broadband costs are not related to the overall volume of broadband being delivered on a network. The cost is determined almost entirely by what network engineers call the busy hour. The business hour each day is when a network sees the busiest broadband usage."

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