Local Technology Planning Teams


Section 288.9961(4)(b), Florida Statutes, directs the Office of Broadband to build and facilitate local technology planning teams representing cross-sections of the community, which may include, but are not limited to, representatives from the following organizations and industries:

  • Libraries; K-12 education; colleges and universities; local health care providers; private businesses; community organizations; economic development organizations; local governments; tourism; parks and recreation; and agriculture.

Directives for Local Technology Planning Teams

  • Work with rural communities to help the communities understand their current broadband availability;
  • Locate unserved and underserved businesses and residents;
  • Identify assets relevant to broadband deployment;
  • Build partnerships with broadband service providers;
  • Identify opportunities to leverage assets and reduce barriers to the deployment of broadband Internet services in the community; and
  • Teams must be proactive in fiscally constrained counties in identifying funding opportunities and providing assistance with applying for federal grants for broadband Internet service. 

Florida's Local Technology Planning Team Leaders 

To identify your area's team leader, please email the Office at Broadband@DEO.MyFlorida.com.

Broadband Planning Toolkit Resources

DEO hosted a webinar on Thursday, September 23, 2021, to provide an overview of the Broadband Planning Toolkit, a guide to establishing Local Planning Technology Teams. View the available webinar resources below:

The period to submit feedback on the Broadband Planning Toolkit is now closed.

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