The Rural Broadband Task Force has created several subcommittees to advance the work of the task force.
The NUSF Subcommittee is charged with examining “the role of the Nebraska Telecommunications Universal Service Fund in bringing comparable and affordable broadband services to rural residents and any effect of the fund in deterring or delaying capital formation, broadband competition, and broadband deployment.”
The Broadband Data Subcommittee is tasked with answering the following questions:
- What data related to broadband availability and adoption in Nebraska do we currently have?
- What data related to broadband availability and adoption in Nebraska do we need?
- How can we get the data we need but don’t have?
The Broadband Technologies Subcommittee is charged with reviewing “the feasibility of alternative technologies and providers in accelerating access to faster and more reliable broadband service for rural residents.”
The Public-Private Partnerships Subcommittee is charged with examining how public-private partnerships could best be leveraged to accelerate access to faster broadband in rural areas.
The Homework Gap/Leveraging Funding Subcommittee is charged with identifying strategies to address the homework gap and making recommendations on leveraging universal service and other funding especially for schools and libraries.
If you are interested in providing input to a subcommittee, please contact Anne Byers by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. She will present a list of interested stakeholders to members of the subcommittee. Subcommittee members may invite interested stakeholders to share information and act as resources to the subcommittee.