Iowa launches broadband grant program

by • 6 days ago

Gov. Kim Reynolds wanted the three-year program to offer $150 million in grants to ISPs serving rural areas, though lawmakers only plan to offer $100 million.

Los Angeles wants all of the digital divide solutions

by • 2 weeks ago

Los Angeles is working with Marketplace.City to research a wide variety of broadband expansion ideas as the pandemic recedes.

Baltimore mayor names data officer and city's first broadband director

by • 4 weeks ago

The new chief data officer will work out of City Hall, rather than the IT office, a switch government data gurus have argued for.

More than 20 states still restrict municipal broadband

by • 4 weeks ago

While the White House signals support for community-owned broadband networks, 22 states still prevent or limit their creation.

NASCIO sees states' IT work 'being recognized' during federal meetings

by • 1 month ago

State CIOs met with Congress and White House officials to discuss their federal priorities, including cybersecurity funding and how they'll use pandemic relief.

Biden plans $100 billion broadband investment

by • 1 month ago

The White House's $2 trillion infrastructure plan prioritizes the development of municipally owned broadband networks that have “less pressure to turn profits."

Broadband stratified by demographics and income in California, survey finds

by • 1 month ago

Researchers at the University of Southern California found at-home broadband access varies greatly by income and race, despite overall improvements statewide.

Rosenworcel says ISPs are flocking to 'historic' broadband subsidy effort

by • 1 month ago

Acting FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel said the agency is prioritizing the expansion of broadband access during the pandemic.

New survey to examine digital divide progress during pandemic

by • 1 month ago

The University of Southern California and the nonprofit California Emerging Technology Fund seek to understand how the state's broadband access changed over the past year.