This web tool is for rural leaders seeking to make a difference in their communities’ access to broadband but unsure of where to start. The Development District Association of Appalachia (DDAA) has developed a “roadmap” featuring the key steps in expanding broadband. Based on reviews of key literature and interviews with subject matter experts and regional stakeholders, the roadmap is intended to help local development district staff and leadership think through the process of expanding regional broadband coverage.
DDAA has also compiled databases on broadband grant opportunities and broadband availability mapping tools that will help to scope, fund, and complete projects. As you begin to move your projects forward, this information will help you consider ways to fund and implement your broadband strategies.