What's in the pandemic relief bill for state tech?
The $2 trillion emergency relief bill contains several provisions that could address states' IT needs brought on by the spread of the coronavirus.
Critics say FCC's broadband relief efforts 'ring hollow'
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai shared the steps he's taken to connect more people to high-speed internet during the pandemic, but some broadband advocates say it's not enough.
Majority of counties have slower wireless than FCC claims, study shows
The latest internet-speed study from the National Association of Counties presents additional evidence that the FCC's provider-supplied data is unreliable.
House passes Broadband DATA Act, again
Congress is on track to pass legislation requiring the FCC to abandon data-collection methods that have been widely called out as inaccurate.
Pew report names 5 traits of successful statewide broadband programs
A new Pew report identifies requisites like stakeholder engagement and capacity building as key to success for statewide broadband initiatives.
Research shows twice as many people lack broadband access as FCC claims
A new report suggests 42 million people in the United States don't have high-speed internet service, double the FCC's own estimate of 21.3 million.
California, Texas slated to benefit most from new FCC broadband fund
An internal analysis of the FCC's new $20.4 billion rural broadband initiative breaks down how many homes and businesses in each state can expect to be connected to high-speed internet.
Electric utilities have a role to play in Vermont's broadband expansion
A state government report suggests electric utilities and ISPs could partner up to bring high-speed internet service to the least-connected parts of Vermont.
New York City unveils 'Internet Master Plan' for universal broadband access
Through tight coordination across city bureaucracy and an open invitation to private industry to build, the city is pinning high hopes on a new comprehensive plan to connect every resident to the internet.