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Internet for All Webinar Series - Introduction to Broadband and High Speed Internet

Since the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), there has been much talk about high-speed Internet and broadband. This webinar will serve as an overview of the infrastructure and technology required to provide Internet for All.

Topics covered will include:

  • Difference between broadband vs. high-speed Internet
  • History of broadband infrastructure in the United States
  • Key terms and definitions
  • Different types of technologies
  • Life of an Internet packet
  • Economics of a network

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law includes a historic $65 billion investment to expand affordable and reliable high-speed Internet access in communities across the U.S. NTIA recently launched a series of new high-speed Internet grant programs funded by the law that will build high-speed Internet infrastructure across the country, create more low-cost high-speed Internet service options, and address the digital equity and inclusion needs in our communities.


  • Cort Buffington, Technical Assistance Advisor, Internet for All, Office of Internet Connectivity & Growth, National Telecommunications & Information Administration

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