Highlights . . .
Why Does Your Library and Community Need Faster Broadband?
First off, it is helpful to find out what your community needs are. After
doing a needs assessment, there may be needs in your community that you had not
thought of. As a starting point, some of the reasons for improving library
broadband speed include:
there educational opportunities in your community that could benefit from
faster speeds? Are some children left behind due to the Homework Gap? What
about continuing education and virtual field trips?
HEALTH and WELLNESS: Can the library meet community
health and wellness benefits needs? What about Telehealth, online access to
benefits, and online forms?
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Small business growth, attraction
of new business, and economic growth.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: Are new residents attracted to
the community and is the quality of life attractive to retain them?
DIGITAL LITERACY: Are community members digitally
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