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The lack of access to computers and the Internet negatively impacts education, employment, and civic participation.

LastMile.Earth establishes innovation centers throughout areas about to go live with broadband internet (not satellite) for the first time. These areas could have exponential growth in global commerce given the proper environment


Why does

Broadband

matter?

Broadband is the link that ties your community together and connects it to the world. It doesn’t matter if your community is Downtown, Uptown, Outside of Town, in the Country, or off the beaten path, broadband Internet access is the tool that will help your community members and institutions thrive

Limited bandwidth

negatively impacts

education, employment, family, community,

civic participation, feeling of well being, Belonging,

K-12 schools spend more than $7 billion a year on textbooks.

The Global digital divide

As of May 2020, in Africa, only 39.3 % of its inhabitants had Internet access, compared to 87.2 % of Europeans and 94.6 % of Americans..

The digital divide by Gender

The digital divide and affects 52 % of women and 42 % of men worldwide.

Going digital can save schools as much as $600 per student per year

Broadband helps schools reallocate funds


Telehealth

Broadband improves healthcare outcomes, controls costs and extends the reach of healthcare.

Electronic Health Records

Hospitals without electronic health records will spend $371 billion more over 15 years than their counterparts

Telehealth

Telehealth reduces overall length of stay by 59 percent

hospital admissions

Telehealth reduces hospital
admissions by 25 percent

controls costs

improves healthcare outcomes


Last Mile Broadband Solutions

Best of breed technologies to make it simple for your team to connect, secure and automate network connectivity and security for your distributed workforce with little or no onsite IT support.

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The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is administered by USAC with oversight from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

What is the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program?

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying low-income households. If your household is eligible, you can receive:

  • Up to a $50/month discount on your broadband service and associated equipment rentals
  • Up to a $75/month discount if your household is on qualifying Tribal lands
  • A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (with a co-payment of more than $10 but less than $50)

Only one monthly service discount and one device discount is allowed per household. To receive the connected device discount, consumers need to enroll in the EBB Program with a participating provider that offers connected devices (not all service providers offer device discounts). The service provider will provide the discount to the consumer.

The program will end when the fund runs out of money, or six months after the Department of Health and Human Services declares an end to the COVID-19 health emergency, whichever is sooner.

Your household qualifies for the Emergency Broadband Benefit if

it has an income at or below 135% of the federal poverty guidelines OR any member of the household:

  • Qualifies for Lifeline benefits through participation in SNAP, Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, Federal Public Housing Assistance, or Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit;

  • Participates in one of several Tribal specific programs: Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Tribal Head Start (only households meeting the relevant income qualifying standard), Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Tribal TANF), Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations;

  • Experienced a substantial loss of income since February 29, 2020 due to job loss or furlough AND has a total household income in 2020 at or below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers;

  • Received a federal Pell Grant in the current award year;

  • Received approval for benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision, in the 2019-20, 2020-21, or 2021-22 school year; or

  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider�s existing low-income or COVID-19 program, and that provider received FCC approval for its eligibility verification process.

Only one monthly service discount and one device discount is allowed per household. Program rules acknowledge there may be more than one eligible household residing at the same address.

Why does broadband matter? – As more than 55 million students moved to online learning during the pandemic, one in five teens, ages 13 to 17, reported being unable to do their homework “often” or “sometimes” because of unreliable Internet access.

 Twelve million children were without internet access altogether.

70% of children in the Kansas City school district did not have internet access at home, a problem made worse by the fact that Missouri only spends about $10,600 per pupil, which puts it near the bottom third compared to other states.

LastMile.Earth establishes innovation centers throughout areas about to go live with broadband internet (not satellite) for the first time. These areas could have exponential growth in global commerce given the proper environment



Government

Broadband reinvents the concept of “business hours,” connecting citizens to government any time and anywhere

engagement

Without an online presence,
governments are slower to distribute
information

Hours

Without an online presence,
governments are slower to address critical issues

collaboration

Without an online presence, governments are slower to give and receive feedback

any time

connecting
citizens to government

anywhere


Public Safety

We can help you takeBroadband enables quick access to emergency services so that first responders can save lives.

Communities without access

Communities without access to
real-time data experience 25
percent higher rates of lost lives

save lives

Communities without access to
real-time data experience 25
percent higher rate

emergency services

Need a native app or progressive web app built for your product or service? We’ve built hundreds of them and would love to build yours as well.

Product Coaching

Broadband enables emergency
services to utilize one integrated
network


Community

Broadband is a pillar for community sustainability and growth.

resources and support

Communities with adoption rates
below 80 percent have 2,000 fewer
businesses than their counterparts

Hours

Broadband access can increase
home values by an average of
3.1 percent

community connected

safer

safer

What could Broadband access do for you?


Local Business

Broadband unleashes entrepreneurship and empowers
small businesses to compete online.

entrepreneurship

97 percent of Americans search online for local products and services,

Reduced Costs

Just half of American Small businesses have websites

Increased visibility

Small business owners report that
using broadband increases sales

Improved Profitability

Small business owners report that
using broadband creates jobs
and retains sales and jobs


LastMile.Earth then promotes the learning process that enables a person to acquire the skills to understand and benefit from the educational, economic, and social potential of new technologies

Including but not limited to Broadband, IOT, Renewable Energy, Digital Marketing, and Blockchain


Bridging the Bandwidth Gap

Billions of dollars are available to bridge the bandwidth gap. Next is getting all this communications gear out to the areas where it is needed.


  1. Tell us your story
    What is it you need, where are you located, are you a student, do you have a skill, or a passion?
  2. Define the Program or Grant
    Work with others in the Forums and Groups Section to narrow down programs or grants that have been successful for others near you
  3. Start the Application Process
    Work with others in the Forums and Groups Section and get help
  4. You’re live to launch
    Now use your bandwidth to create a course using Learn Dash, or develop new products. Launching products is our passion. We’ll help you get your product live and help spread the word.

Or something completely different.

Discussion Forums

Activity Feeds

Works a lot like other Social Media sites,

only smaller, more relevant to the topic

without a lot of the privacy invasion

and a lot less noise

Join the discussion about Bridging the Digital Divide,

Start here – https://LastMile.Earth/register