San Diego expands public Wi-Fi to 300 new locations
San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria said the expansion is part of an effort to close the city's digital divide and give all its residents "a chance to succeed."
AT&T to distribute hotspots nationwide to expand student broadband access
The phone carrier's contribution is expected to bring better internet service to at least 35,000 students.
San Jose to distribute 11,000 Wi-Fi hotspots to students this year
An announcement by Mayor Sam Liccardo on Monday advances one leg of San Jose’s $8.2 million “COVID-19 Digital Inclusion Expenditure Plan."
Cities need specialists to keep pace with emerging tech, experts say
Panelists at the Consumer Electronics Show suggested cities hire people — which they referred to as "lookers" — to manage civic-tech pilot projects.
FirstNet-approved device list names 163 smartphones, tablets, laptops
An original list of 17 devices has grown nearly tenfold as of 2020 and includes many popular devices, including iPhone and Samsung Galaxy smartphones.
North Carolina opens next-generation 911 monitoring center
A new facility in Raleigh is meant to enable a smooth transition away from the aging analog systems used in dozens 911 call centers across the state today.
FirstNet's new 'roadmap' offers preview of network's future
Expanding the network's "deployables fleet" and improving in-building coverage fall under six priorities outlined in FirstNet's latest planning document.
Verizon inks first multi-vendor public safety contract with Massachusetts
The contract will allow Verizon and AT&T to provide dedicated service to public safety agencies in Massachusetts.
San Jose first to implement FirstNet citywide
San Jose, California, will equip 10 agencies — including police, fire and environmental services — with devices that run on the new network for public-safety communications.