Broadband expert says USDA shutdown is hurting rural internet expansion
The government's partial shutdown may affect communities seeking grants, though experts say more technical help is available today than ever before.
Partnership promises internet access for tribal, rural lands in Montana, Washington
A new agreement between Microsoft and Native Network is the final leg of the tech company's "Airband" initiative.
FirstNet fills board with six new appointments
After recent leadership changes, the public safety network's governing body is full again.
Local governments hit FCC with three 5G lawsuits
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.
Esri introduces ArcGIS mobile app for FirstNet ecosystem
The app, Explorer for ArcGIS, provides ArcGIS capabilities to agencies that might otherwise struggle to securely share mapping data.
Cities are preparing to sue FCC over new 'unlawful' 5G antenna rules
The mayor of Seattle, a leading city in the dispute, announced it will appeal rules she called an "overreach by the Trump administration."
California net neutrality bill signed into law, prompting immediate federal lawsuit
The U.S. Justice Department sued the state moments after Gov. Jerry Brown signed the legislation, which seeks to impose rules the FCC overturned in late 2017.
Broadband project to cost Kentucky taxpayers $1.5 billion after policy turnabout
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.
Cities object to FCC's new rules on 5G rollout
"The FCC is threatening the public’s right to control public property," New York City CIO Samir Saini wrote.