Cloud & Infrastructure

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Cloud modernization requires ‘whole of government’ effort

Minnesota CIO Tarek Tomes said states must see the transition to cloud as a continually evolving effort, not just a series of one-off investments.

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Narrowing the CX gap to deliver the support that today’s public expects

By adopting digital customer service tech, particularly live chat and chatbots, state and local governments can make huge strides toward meeting the public’s expectations for customer support.

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StateRAMP exec sees ‘momentum’ for cloud security standardization

States’ determination to ensure that their cloud products and vendors are secure is driving membership in StateRAMP, the non-profit dedicated to managing supplier risk.

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Broadband gains still leave some behind, report says

Despite progress and the promise of more investment, the Fiber Broadband Association said work lies ahead to get low-income and rural areas connected.

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Extending broadband from anchor institutions can reduce the homework gap

A new study finds that implementing wireless broadband networks “to-and-through” anchor institutions is often the most effective option for connecting students and underserved households.

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County assessor’s code repository powers transparent government

Cook County, Illinois, Assessor’s Office moved paper-based and siloed property assessment records to the GitLab DevOps platform where developers now post data and code to a public-facing repository.

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Two tribes receive $50M to boost internet access

Tribes in Mississippi and Oklahoma will build out fiber networks under the NTIA’s Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program.

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New semiconductor law aims to create ‘Silicon Valleys’ across US

$10 billion in funding will go to support 20 research hubs with a third of them set to be in small or rural communities.

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5G’s first applications likely intelligent transportation, public safety

Brandon Branham, assistant city manager and chief technology officer of Peachtree Corners, said 5G opens the door for low-latency use cases.

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Massachusetts moves to modernize court IT systems

Gov. Charlie Baker signed legislation to overhaul IT operations and security for the commonwealth’s courts.

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Leveraging smart grid upgrades for broadband buildout

New legislation would provide a federal cost-share in a bid to spur broadband infrastructure investment along the electricity grid.

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The power of no-code to modernize government

Opening up the development of applications and critical systems to employees without a traditional technological background speeds innovation and spreads problem solving across the agency.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Fort Worth expands broadband to 40,000 more residents

The city will extend its public Wi-Fi network into five neighborhoods where people lack home internet access under a partnership with Cisco.

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Prince William could steal Loudoun’s title of Data Center Alley. But land use battles are raging.

The possible development of data centers in Prince William County divides residents among those who support the potentially profitable project and those who wish to preserve the agricultural land.

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