Cloud & Infrastructure

StateRAMP expands roster of participating states

More than a dozen more government organizations will be participating in the State Risk and Authorization Management Program, a shared service that certifies the security of cloud products and services.

Telemedicine increases health equity for inmates

Colorado’s Department of Corrections is providing medical treatment via remote video consultations and connected scopes over fiber connections, which not only improves health outcomes but also minimizes the security and staffing needs required to transport prisoners to specialists.

NTIA updates broadband funding site

The changes will help state, local and tribal governments tap into federal funding opportunities to expand and improve internet access within their communities.

NYC plan would connect public housing residents to free broadband

Dubbed “Big Apple Connect,” the citywide proposal for more than 200 developments owned by the city’s housing authority looks to connect 300,000 residents by the end of 2023.

NJ Courts’ IT modernization streamlines processes for staff, litigants

The pandemic helped New Jersey Courts modernize its processes and technology, which helped the state’s legal system become more open, equitable and efficient.

Digital divide: Tribal communities undercounted, underserved

Gaps in digital access and poor data quality disproportionately affect already underserved native communities, one expert says.

Private LTE fills coverage gaps for communication emergencies

The Colorado Department of Transportation is testing a “network in a box” that would allow first responders and CDOT employees to communicate in remote areas or where the fiber infrastructure has been damaged.

Rethinking smart cities

“Where’s the technology we’ve been talking about for years?”

Why smart cities are about more than just tech

“Diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility—that is a thread throughout, it is not an afterthought.”

Cloud-based 911 for faster emergency response

With its interactive emergency communication response platform and access to a location data clearinghouse, the Rio Grande Council of Governments can speed help to 911 callers, even if they don’t know where they are.

4 ways to streamline digital services with automation

Robotic process automation delivers more efficient government operations while improving public service delivery and citizen experiences.

5G and cloud can work together to improve government operations, experts say

Integrating 5G with the cloud reduces latency, enhances communications and improves data processing and storage.

Louisiana becomes first state to receive internet for all grants

Through the Internet for All’s Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment Program, $2 million will be granted to Louisiana to survey and fund underserved communities, train employees and coordinate projects at a local level.

State, local agencies to test geographic accuracy of emergency alerts

Amid ongoing concerns from local leaders about the system’s reliability, the FCC will evaluate the accuracy, reliability and speed of Wireless Emergency Alert delivery.

Governments have ‘headroom’ to improve CX

Better customer experience is key to improving trust in government, which is especially critical during times of change, according to a new report.

How Odessa delivers broadband to homes and businesses at no cost to the city

The partnership gives SiFi Networks right-of-way access to install fiber for its open access network in the Texas town – and even pays the city a licensing fee.

25 Gbps internet service now available in Chattanooga

EPB, the city’s municipal utility, said the service will initially be rolled out to the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Convention Center.