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Public Computer Center and Sustainable Broadband Adoption Case Studies

May 09, 2014

On September 20, 2010, the Department of Interior National Business Center’s Acquisition Services Directorate (AQD) on behalf of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) awarded a task order to ASR Analytics, LLC to obtain services to complete an Evaluation Study of the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP). The following are 8 out of 15 ASR Analytics case studies on NTIA's Public Computer Center and Sustainable Broadband Adoption grants. The remaining ASR reports will be released in the months to come. ASR Analytics determined that the PCC and SBA grants focused their program activities in five key areas which have been linked to broadband adoption and use: Workforce and Economic Development; Education and Training; Healthcare; Quality of Life/Civic Engagement; and Digital Literacy. For each of these five focus areas, ASR provided examples of activities performed by grantees, initial outputs and outcomes observed, and social and economic benefits which may result from these activities.