"rural broadband"

States must incentivize industry to expand rural broadband, says Delaware CIO

by Jake Williams • 1 week ago

On StateScoop's Priorities podcast, James Collins says states should try to offset some costs vendors face when expanding broadband to rural areas.

South Dakota CIO Pat Snow to remain under new governor

by Benjamin Freed • 1 week ago

The state's top IT official since April, Snow is one of several current Cabinet officials Gov.-elect Kristi Noem said she plans to keep when she takes office.

Microsoft expands rural broadband initiative to 25 states

by Ryan Johnston • 1 week ago

Its Airband initiative is slated to provide high-speed internet to three million people by 2022.

West Virginia's new chief technology officer says he's taking a 'risk approach'

by Benjamin Freed • 2 weeks ago

Joshua Spence, previously the chief information security officer, wants the state to make cybersecurity a bigger consideration before making big IT decisions.

West Virginia's Joshua Spence promoted to CTO

by Colin Wood • 2 weeks ago

Effective immediately, the chief information security officer replaces John Dunlap, who retired quietly earlier this month.

Partnership promises internet access for tribal, rural lands in Montana, Washington

by Ryan Johnston • 1 month ago

A new agreement between Microsoft and Native Network is the final leg of the tech company's "Airband" initiative.

21 states are probably getting new CIOs

by Benjamin Freed • 1 month ago

The biggest realignment in state leadership since 2010 means changes are coming for many chief information officers and the agencies they lead.

Big changes in store for state CIOs after 2018 elections

by Benjamin Freed • 1 month ago

With 36 states electing governors, there could be major upheaval ahead for chief information officers and the strategic plans they oversee.

Local governments hit FCC with three 5G lawsuits

by Benjamin Freed • 1 month ago

Twenty-two West Coast cities and counties are challenging a recent federal ruling that restricts what municipalities can charge phone companies for installing next-generation wireless equipment.

Broadband project to cost Kentucky taxpayers $1.5 billion after policy turnabout

by Ryan Johnston • 3 months ago

The project was originally to cost taxpayers $30 million, but a recent audit found changes to procurement rules have placed a much bigger burden on the state.

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