Characterizing State Governments’ Administrative Capacity for Broadband

Caroline Stratton, Hanim Astuti*

*Corresponding author for this work

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This study investigates how the state governments of the United States may differ in their organizational and operational administrative capacity to manage broadband availability and expansion. State governments are currently preparing for an influx of funding for broadband from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) passed in 2021, which will be devolved from the federal government to the state level. As such, we seek to characterize how the states may differ in their preparedness to manage funds and achieve desired impacts. We construct a dataset using publicly available information about state governments to investigate similarities and differences, as well as consider how and why variation in administrative capacity may or may not be consequential in the future. This exploratory work sets up future study about the influence that pre-IIJA administrative capacity for broadband may have on IIJA policy implementation and its overall effectiveness.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWisdom, Well-Being, Win-Win - 19th International Conference, iConference 2024, Proceedings
EditorsIsaac Sserwanga, Hideo Joho, Jie Ma, Preben Hansen, Dan Wu, Masanori Koizumi, Anne J. Gilliland
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783031578663
Publication statusPublished - 2024
Event19th International Conference on Wisdom, Well-Being, Win-Win, iConference 2024 - Changchun, China
Duration: 15 Apr 202426 Apr 2024

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume14598 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference19th International Conference on Wisdom, Well-Being, Win-Win, iConference 2024


  • Broadband
  • Broadband policy
  • Planning


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