Michigan State University gets $10.5 million to expand statewide broadband

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration has awarded $10.5 million to Michigan State University and Merit Network.

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Wait on FCC maps hangs over new broadband program

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NTIA Administrator Alan Davidson faced senators' questions on the infrastructure law's $45 billion broadband grant program.

Four states to expand broadband with pandemic relief infrastructure fund

by • 4 weeks ago

Louisiana, New Hampshire, Virginia and West Virginia are the first four states tapping the American Rescue Plan to expand internet service.

New York City's internet master plan is on hold

by • 1 month ago

The 2020 plan to provide internet access to more than 1.5 million underserved New Yorkers is under review by Mayor Eric Adams' administration.

Georgia CIO says focus is 'constituent-first'

by • 1 month ago

Georgia CIO Shawnzia Thomas said at an AWS Summit that her state is moving "as many applications as we can" to cloud services.

34 states and territories have already signed up for the $45B broadband fund

by • 1 month ago

Nearly two-thirds of states and territories signaled their intention to apply for the broadband fund within a week of the program's launch.

Bloomberg launches 'Local Infrastructure Hub' to help cities get grant funding

by • 2 months ago

Bloomberg Philanthropies and other groups unveiled the Local Infrastructure Hub, a program that helps communities get grant funding.

Ohio's backlogged forensic labs get $10 million boost

by • 2 months ago

Fourteen forensic labs in Ohio are getting $10 million in total grants to buy new technology, staff up and reduce testing backlogs.

VOIP upgrade 'isn't sexy, it's just good government,' CIO says

by • 2 months ago

Cook County, Illinois, recently completed a five-year, $25 million upgrade from traditional phone lines to voice-over-IP.

Many states lack strategy for application modernization, NASCIO data shows

by • 2 months ago

More than half of states surveyed said they either don't have a strategy for application modernization or are still creating one.

How modern identity platforms can help states blunt fraudulent claims

by • 2 months ago

Modern identify and access management platforms can prevent bad actors from entering state systems — and streamline citizens’ experience, says a new report.