State & Local

Commerce gives over $277 million in grants to build out broadband

Millions were dispersed across 12 states and territories to develop stronger internet infrastructure, a key mission in the Biden administration agenda.

Cloud & Infrastructure

This state plans to invest $68M in highway-centric broadband program

Arizona's expansion of the middle-mile network will make it easier to extend high-speed access to communities along the interstates.

State & Local

Philadelphia launches digital equity plan

The five-year plan describes how the city will address affordability of broadband and devices and tackle the fundamental issues that contribute to the digital divide: barriers of language, race, limited digital literacy skills and disabilities.

State & Local

The looming battle over how to set ‘low cost’ broadband prices

States are gaining access to over $42 billion to expand high-speed internet service. But there are sharp disagreements over how to interpret a requirement for affordable pricing.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Tribal broadband effort gets $1.5 million federal investment

The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration issued another round of funding for indigenous communities with poor broadband infrastructure.

State & Local

State efforts to close the K-12 digital divide may come up short

Mobile hot spots, free internet subscriptions and digital literacy courses do not permanently address problems as complex as the digital divide.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Network upgrades support heath care growth in rural Iowa

A redundant 10G closed network infrastructure allows state health care workers to transport data to and from hospitals, clinics and outside partners.

State & Local

Infrastructure law: High-speed internet is as essential as water and electricity

Federal, state and local governments have an opportunity to ensure broadband infrastructure and funding is equitably distributed to improve the nation’s economic competitiveness and provide access to public services, such as health care and education.

State & Local

EBT for broadband payments?

One idea for closing the digital divide in New York City proposes allowing underserved households to pay for high-speed internet with electronic benefit transfer cards.

State & Local

NYC launches $157 million plan for broadband equity

The New York City Internet Master Plan outlines the city's strategy for bringing internet access to many of the city’s housing projects, or upwards of 1.6 million residents.

State & Local

FCC releases wireless broadband map

The Federal Communications Commission released what it called “the first ever standardized look” at mobile broadband coverage from the U.S.’s largest wireless providers.

State & Local

California funds broadband infrastructure expansion

A $6 billion multi-year investment will support construction of a state-owned, open-access middle-mile fiber network and last-mile projects.

State & Local

How smart cities gain traction

The ability to manage citizen expectations and bridge the digital divide are key to integrating smart city pilot programs into new communities, experts say.

State & Local

Broadband infrastructure, cost issues hobble state expansion efforts

Inadequate minimum broadband speeds and affordability issues make it hard to close the digital divide, state broadband experts say.

Data & Analytics

Looking at broadband availability data over time

Researchers at Michigan State University have by developed a methodology for integrating Form 477 broadband coverage data with decennial census counts.

State & Local

Under social distancing, rural regions push for more broadband

As the coronavirus pandemic lays bare America’s digital divide, some advocates argue that now is the time to make a big, bold investment in the country’s broadband infrastructure.

Data & Analytics

Could 5G cause GPS problems?

DOD technology officials blasted a FCC decision to allow a commercial wireless firm to come online despite possible interference with GPS transmissions.

4 steps to better broadband services

Municipal leaders can develop quick and cost-effective plans to boost capacity of consumer networks for this immediate crisis and provide a blueprint for the future.

State & Local

Kentucky’s $1.5 billion information highway to nowhere

Gov. Matt Bevin has offered no solution to the boondoggle he inherited, a plan to bring high-speed internet to Kentucky’s remote corners.

State & Local

White House unwraps broadband strategy

The American Broadband Initiative aims to streamline permitting policies, lower the cost of wired and wireless build-outs and maximize the impact of federal funding.

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