FCC launches 'digital discrimination' task force for broadband

by • 5 months ago

The new task force will be comprised of members from several different bureaus within the FCC, Rosenworcel said.

San Diego expands public Wi-Fi to 300 new locations

by • 1 year ago

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

by • 1 year ago

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

by • 2 years ago

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

by • 2 years ago

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

by • 3 years ago

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

by • 3 years ago

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

by • 3 years ago

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

by • 3 years ago

The contract will allow Verizon and AT&T to provide dedicated service to public safety agencies in Massachusetts.