Welcome to the Idaho Peer Learning Network page!

You will find state specific meeting notes, special resources just for Idaho and more. Your state facilitator is Melissa Hamilton, Valley County Extension Educator located in Cascade, ID.

Idaho state PLN calls are hosted on Zoom. If you are interested in joining a call, please contact the state facilitator, Melissa Hamilton.

Broadband Internet Resources

WSU Extension Broadband Action Team (BAT) example for communities and regions starting a working group

Speed Test from Ookla - very important to get members in the community running these speed tests on all devices connected to internet. This data helps states and agencies see, in real-time, where speeds are slow and what kind of access regions have.

REV up! North Idaho - "Moving the Connectivity Needle in North Idaho" Introductory series of broadband basics from Clearwater Economic Development Association, Broadband USA, USDA Rural Development and other guests. A fantastic entry-level and mid-level look at broadband and what communities can begin doing now to bring faster internet to their area.

Arc-GIS: Idaho Broadband Grants - A look at current broadband grants and projects in Idaho.

Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Phase I Results - In the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Phase I auction, 180 bidders won $9.2 billion over 10 years to provide broadband to 5.2M locations in 49 states.

Broadband USA Overview of the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021 - funding and planning for