Cloud & Infrastructure

Hearing examines human side of telecom bills

While equitable broadband access was a recurring point of discussion during the hearing, several witnesses discussed the critical role broadband plays in public health and safety.

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Biden administration official offers tips for tapping broadband funds

Andy Berke, a senior broadband advisor, spoke to state and local officials about $45 billion in pending federal money to expand high-speed internet service.

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NYC rips out last pay phones

The last public pay phone in New York City was removed as the city makes way for LinkNYC kiosks that offer free nationwide calling, Wi-Fi, charging ports, 911 access and more.

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Is it really technology that makes a city smart?

When local governments narrow the scope of what is considered smart to only include those projects backed by technology, they fail to recognize how limiting that view really is.

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State and local governments turn to normalizing the ‘new normal’ workplace

With lessons from the rapid shift to telework, officials are rejiggering plans for hybrid environments and keeping nimble, problem-solving mentalities.

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Biden administration launches new component to internet expansion

The Internet for All program utilizes funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill to deploy internet connectivity nationwide.

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How mainframes fit into hybrid environments

Integrating cloud and on-prem mainframe platforms helps agencies deliver new services.

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ISPs offering low-cost wireless broadband get free access to DC rooftops

Washington, D.C.’s Community Internet Program will give internet service providers free access to city-owned rooftops if they commit to offering low-cost options for broadband.

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Biden administration releases $45B for broadband to states

Guidance for the infrastructure program says states must make affordable broadband available to the middle class, too, and cannot exclude cities from being considered for the funding.

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Multiagency system tracks student progress from pre-K through employment

California’s Cradle-to-Career Data System aims to track student outcomes and show the relationships between education, workforce training, social services and employment.

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School bus Wi-Fi qualifies for E-Rate, FCC chair says

Federal Communications Commission Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel said broadband on school buses has been especially helpful in closing the homework gap.

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How moving HR, finance to the cloud raised city efficiency, security

When Tampa moved its human capital management and enterprise resource planning to the Oracle cloud, it removed data silos across departments and boosted IT security.

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County completes 5-year telecom modernization

The VOIP upgrade allows Cook County to consolidate its telecommunications and data infrastructure.

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Signals along 'Smart Spines' optimize traffic flow

With AI-powered adaptive signaling technology at nearly 150 city intersections, Pittsburgh plans to improve traffic flow and reduce idling times for buses.

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Internet service essentially free for millions under new Biden program

With a discount already in place, 20 companies have agreed to offer service for $30 a month. Advocacy groups are hoping states will adopt similar pricing requirements. 

Cloud & Infrastructure

Cloud authorization ecosystem to expand, StateRAMP predicts

To meet demand for cloud security validations, the State Risk and Authorization Management Program is working to increase standardization and create bidirectional relationships with other security frameworks for criminal justice, tax or health data.

Cloud & Infrastructure

NIST is building a 5G network to model cybersecurity for operators

NIST's draft publication is designed to clarify how cloud security capabilities can help protect a 5G network.

Cloud & Infrastructure

AWS launches digital twin service

The IoT TwinMaker service integrates data from multiple sources and creates a knowledge graph that connects data sources to virtual replicas of physical systems to accurately model real-world environments.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Why data centers call Virginia home

As the largest data center market in the world, Northern Virginia owes its No. 1 position to a rich history of high-speed connectivity and solid public/private partnerships.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Survey: No clear winner in cloud wars

The biggest potential differentiator among hyperscale cloud providers is automation and migration services.

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