SHLB Research & Publications

SHLB is committed to being the neutral, data-driven authority on Community Anchor Institution (CAI) broadband policy issues through its research and publications.

February 2024
Memo for libraries wanting to file a BEAD challenge

September 2023
SHLB State BEAD Recommendations 
September 2023
What is a CAI?

August 2022
The "To and Through" Opportunity: An Economic Analysis of Options to Extend Affordable Broadband to Students and Households via Anchor Institutions

OTI Case Studies

Raul Katz Economic Study

September 2021
USForward: FCC Must Reform USF Contributions Now - An Analysis of the Options

March 2021
Why Didn't the CARES Act Close the Digital Divide?

December 2019
Examining Kansas City’s Progress in Addressing the Digital Divide

June 2019
The Economic Benefits of Keeping the 'E' in EBS

February 2018
To and Through Anchors: A Strategy to Connect Rural Communities 

February 2018
A Model for Understanding the Cost to Connect Anchor Institutions with Fiber

July 2016
Connecting Anchor Institutions: A Broadband Action Plan

October 2014
A Model for Understanding the Cost to Connect Schools and Libraries with Fiber 

April 2012
Anchor Institutions Help Secure Broadband's Promise