What is broadband?

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) defines broadband as “high-speed internet access that is always on and faster than the traditional dial-up access.”

What does the Broadband Consultant at ICfL do?

The Broadband Consultant is available to help Idaho libraries of all types, but especially public libraries, with issues relating to any technology, not just the internet. The Broadband Consultant can provide guidance, recommendations, and suggestions to help libraries keep current with technology and be ready for the future.

What resources are available?

  • The Broadband Toolkit Improvement Program (BTIP) is an opportunity where Idaho public libraries can receive $500 to put toward the implementation of their “action items” that are determined through their Broadband Improvement Plan. Find out more here.
  • E-rate and EOR (Education Opportunity Resource) provide funding that, when combined together, can fully cover the cost of a public library’s internet service costs. Find out more here.
  • Technology Guides on a variety of topics of interest to libraries are available. See the sidebar for a list.


Here is a list of our Technology Guides for libraries.

Circulating Mobile Hotspots
Internet Use Compliance & Filtering

Do you have a suggestion or request for a new Technology Guide or an existing one that you think should be updated? Please contact the Broadband Consultant.

Contact the Broadband Consultant with any questions

Dylan Baker

Dylan Baker

E-Services Program Supervisor
Email / 208.639.4167
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