Tags Broadband/Connectivity

Partnership promises internet access for tribal, rural lands in Montana, Washington

by Ryan Johnston • 1 week ago

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

by Colin Wood • 2 weeks ago

After recent leadership changes, the public safety network's governing body is full again.

Local governments hit FCC with three 5G lawsuits

by Benjamin Freed • 3 weeks ago

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

by Ryan Johnston • 4 weeks ago

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

by Benjamin Freed • 2 months ago

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

by Benjamin Freed • 2 months ago

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

by Ryan Johnston • 2 months ago

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

by Benjamin Freed • 2 months ago

"The FCC is threatening the public’s right to control public property," New York City CIO Samir Saini wrote.

Eight big ideas win $1.6 million in connectivity challenge

by Colin Wood • 2 months ago

New initiatives and projects are being awarded for ingenuity that could bring internet connectivity where today there's little or none.

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