Communications Networking

Is your state ready to handle the influx of federal funds for expanding broadband?

Rolling out billions of dollars of funding will be a challenge for states without a history of evaluating applications – or those that are brand-new to the quickly growing field of digital equity.

America is investing billions in broadband. Let’s spend it wisely.

While the massive infusion of cash for broadband expansion is essential, the communities that receive grant funding -- and the network providers that help them -- must carefully consider how to spend the money they receive.

Building out Alaska's broadband infrastructure

The state’s geography, sparse population and harsh weather make fiber the preferred choice for middle-mile connections, according to a new report from the governor’s broadband task force.

Why we should insist on technology-neutral broadband infrastructure funding

With terrestrial, non-terrestrial, wireless and wired technologies all providing reliable high-speed internet access, limiting broadband funding to fiber-optic installations will slow deployments, raise costs and stifle competition.

Parallel CDC network makes lab data more accessible

The Isolated Secure Laboratory Environment allows a wide range of operating systems, configurations, software and instruments to be joined onto a highly secure autonomous network.

Telehealth app helps medical staff find specialists

With the National Emergency Tele-Critical Care Network app, users can set up virtual critical care wards and help medical staff find available remote experts by searching for an on-duty provider by specialty.

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.

DIU tests portable private 5G network for responders

Responders arriving first at a remote incident can launch a private cellular network using a vehicle-mounted, backpack, hand-carried or wearable node.

Private networks speed 5G deployments

Private networks offer the fastest way to deploy and control a 5G network environment, increasing broadband speed and coverage and leveraging network splicing.

Army data fabric to unify tactical, enterprise networks

The Army expects its common data fabric will allow it to easily send data back and forth from legacy and business systems to the tactical edge.

West Virginia maps out broadband investment plan

The state is applying $1 billion in federal, state and matching funds to expand broadband availability to underserved homes and businesses.

AF expands 5G to 7 Reserve Command installations

The addition of commercial cellular infrastructure will enable reservists and responders to work more efficiently at the edge.

FirstNet to be deployed at 15 Air Force bases

The public safety network will provide secure and interoperable communications between Air Force first responders and the local public safety organizations.

Pennsylvania builds high-speed data lane along turnpike

The roadside fiber-optic network will allow the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission to upgrade its communications capacity, prepare for smart safety and mobility technology and make broadband available to underserved areas.

How streaming entertainment makes rural broadband unsustainable

If the five companies using the most broadband bandwidth contribute more to the costs of providing it, they could help address the digital divide, a new report states.

New York testing drones with 5G network

Researchers at the state’s drone testing range will be experimenting with a 5G network to help advance innovation in unmanned aircraft systems.

Las Vegas tests private network for smart city apps

Las Vegas will be partnering with Cox Communications to use a citizens' broadband radio service private network to test smart-city applications in a local park.