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Health, education, work and relationships are more reliant on internet connectivity than ever before. And with the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, the long-standing problem of the digital divide has come to the forefront.

The digital inequity facing students, the elderly, low-income communities, small businesses and other disenfranchised populations across the country has left millions without reliable access to critical resources.

At Insight, we help our clients plan and implement innovative technologies and infrastructures to deliver compassionate solutions for today's challenges and a creative approach to a better future.

4.4 million households

households with children are without
consistent internet access for
remote learning.1

40% of adults

of adults aged 65+ are without
home broadband, limiting reliable
telehealth access.2

42 million Americans

Americans are without reliable broadband access, with low-income communities disproportionately affected.3

Ready to learn more about the solution?

Community wireless broadband network solutions

Bridge the digital divide with accessible outdoor Wi-Fi solutions.

Valuable public services

Create valuable opportunities for underserved populations and lay the groundwork for future innovation by deploying mesh network systems for community broadband access.

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Available government funding

Support is available for public Wi-Fi projects through the CARES Act, Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF), the E-Rate Program and the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP).

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Expert implementation services

Partner with Insight Public Sector for the specialty network and security skills and expert technical support needed to design, deploy and manage a custom public Wi-Fi solution.

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Community broadband implementation in action

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Read how a U.S. county used federal
aid and Insight support to bring free
public Wi-Fi to more than 30,000
rural, low-income citizens using a
three-layer mesh network.

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CARES Act funding helped a city
government deliver free, secure
in-home wireless internet access to
more than 12,500 teleworkers and
students across five school districts.

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Discover how the Arizona Broadband Stakeholder Network (AZBSN)’s
COVID-19 Digital Access Task Force is
addressing Internet access, digital
inclusion and digital inequity state-wide.

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Secure community connectivity

To meet the needs of residents impacted by COVID-19, city leaders began to plan for outdoor Wi-Fi, only to realize traditional Wi-Fi lacked the scale and power needed to succeed. Watch this webcast to see how Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) provided an answer — not only for critical community needs, but also for an overall smarter, more cost-effective and connected city.

Infographic

See how community wireless broadband works for public institutions.

When it comes to connecting people, places and resources, especially in public spaces — the answer lies in Wi-Fi. But as wireless connectivity becomes an increasingly critical component of everyday lives, broad-scale challenges demand a broadband solution. This infographic illustrates how advanced wireless network solutions deliver secure, reliable access for broad geographical areas.

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Why Insight for public Wi-Fi solutions

At Insight Public Sector, we believe community wireless infrastructures are critical for addressing today’s most pressing concerns and supporting a digital future for our cities, counties, school districts and citizens. We’ve developed a set of capabilities to help the public sector deliver internet access to its communities, regardless of in-house skills or capacity.

From planning and Proof of Concepts (PoCs) to deployment and ongoing management, Public Wi-Fi Implementation Services from Insight deliver a full spectrum of proven services for timely and successful community broadband implementation.

Insight Public Sector can also provide schools and government agencies with devices, accessories and training to ensure those they serve can achieve digital literacy and benefit from community wireless infrastructure.

  • Deep expertise in network solutions and radio frequency service delivery
  • 300+ network and wireless projects per year
  • 3,000+ technical certifications
  • Strategic partnerships with all major technology providers
  • Hold major contracts, including OMNIA Partners and other state-specific contracts
  • Develop solutions that are compliant with HIPAA, FIPPs, ITARS, GDPR, CCPA, PCI-DSS, FISMA, NIST 800-53 and others
  • Highly experienced in public sector initiatives, including government and educational projects and management of complex and specific contracts and funding programs

Leveraging trusted network partners

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1 USA Facts. (2020, Oct. 19). 4.4 million households with children don't have consistent access to computers for online learning during the pandemic. usafacts.org.
2 Anderson, M. (2019, June 13). Mobile Technology and Home Broadband 2019. Pew Research Center.
3 Busby, J., Tanberk, J., and BroadbandNow Team. (2020, Feb. 3). FCC Reports Broadband Unavailable to 21.3 Million Americans, BroadbandNow Study Indicates 42 Million Do Not Have Access. BroadbandNow Research.