Ryan Johnston

Ryan Johnston

Staff Reporter

Ryan Johnston is a staff writer for StateScoop and EdScoop, where he writes about city and community efforts to expand technology access and utilize public data.

Johnston graduated from Wake Forest University in December 2017 with a major in communications and a minor in journalism and Latin American studies. He interned with Scoop News Group as an undergraduate, and returned for a year-long editorial fellowship in January 2018.
Johnston is a Vermont native and an avid golfer and soccer player, and resides in Washington, D.C.

State

New Jersey's Twitter account is unabashedly New Jersey

by Ryan Johnston • 11 hours ago

Most state governments' official Twitter accounts just share press releases and service advisories. New Jersey's talks about your mom.

State

Sanders introduces $150 billion 'Internet for All' plan

by Ryan Johnston • 1 week ago

Bernie Sanders' broadband policy would invest $150 billion in technical and infrastructure grants while dismantling giant companies like AT&T and Comcast.

City

FCC's 5G fund called 'slap in the face' to areas struggling to get 4G

by Ryan Johnston • 1 week ago

The FCC's $9 billion 5G expansion plan was criticized by lawmakers and state officials who say it lacks a clear business plan and will do little for rural areas.

City

FCC announces $9 billion 5G auction to replace Mobility Fund Phase II

by Ryan Johnston • 1 week ago

The FCC has confirmed through testing that carrier coverage maps are inaccurate and announced a new funding program for the next generation of wireless.

City

Seattle's smart-city coordinator leaving for civic-tech consulting group

by Ryan Johnston • 1 week ago

Kate Garman, Seattle's lead technology adviser to Mayor Jenny Durkan, announced she will move to CityFi in January.

City

FCC orders wireless providers to share 'vertical location' data

by Ryan Johnston • 3 weeks ago

New rules rolling out over the next four years are hoped to assist first responders more easily locate callers inside buildings.

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