DPLA joins US Ignite Partnership | DPLA Blog

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The DPLA is pleased to announce its participation in US Ignite, a public-private partnership comprised of communities, universities, federal agencies, local and state governments, corporations and non-profits that aims to “promote US leadership in developing applications and services for ultra-fast broadband and software-defined network.” By creating a single, national gigabit broadband network, the Partnership will be able to provide participating communities and campuses with ultra-fast broadband services. In this endeavor US Ignite has brought together a network of stakeholders: developers and engineers to create such technologies and the communities, schools, and institutions that are intended to benefit from them.

Beyond the single broadband network the Partnership seeks to foster the development of applications and digital services for “advanced manufacturing, medical, monitoring, emergency preparedness, and a host of other services,” thus transforming the way communities function. Not only will these applications and services transform the ways in which communities function, they will serve as an incubator for innovation, job creation, and emerging markets.

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