If you work for a library or nonprofit in California, your organization might be eligible to reduce your telecom expenses by half. Thousands of eligible organizations in California are not aware of the California Teleconnect Fund (CTF) and are missing out on this great benefit.
Does your library have enough broadband to meet the needs of patrons and staff? Technology use in libraries is at an all-time high. Without enough bandwidth coming into the library, patrons are unable to stay connected, and staff productivity is blocked. How can libraries plan for the future when it comes to broadband? And how can libraries leverage the E-rate program to increase bandwidth and the availability of high-speed Internet?
As Emily said in her presentation: "Broadband is part of what makes libraries a beacon in our society. Our mission is to provide access to everyone, regardless. We can't do that without broadband."
Here are Emily and Amber's tips for increasing the availability of high-speed Internet for your library.