Illinois pumps $420 million into broadband expansion
A new plan will create $400 million in broadband deployment grants and put $20 million toward the expansion of a high-speed public-sector network.
North Carolina considers loosening municipal broadband regulations
State lawmakers are considering a bill that would open up opportunities for communities to build and run their own broadband infrastructure.
Elizabeth Warren proposes $85 billion in broadband grants
The Democratic presidential candidate says she wants to expand high-speed internet access by promoting municipal and publicly owned service providers.
Arkansas invests $25 million in rural broadband
The new program is designed to bring the nation's least-connected state up to speed with the rest of the country.
FCC orders ISPs to supply accurate broadband coverage maps
The long-criticized practice of registering service availability by census block will be replaced by polygonal outlines showing exactly where service is available.
Pew's new broadband tool shows how states are taking action
New data compiled by Pew Charitable Trusts shows legislative interest in high-speed internet is rising, with states passing 156 broadband laws last year.
Poorly connected Arkansas appoints statewide broadband manager
Gov. Asa Hutchinson has tasked the state's former economic policy director with removing Arkansas' status as one of the worst-connected states in the nation.
Municipally run internet tops national speed test rankings
A majority of the fastest internet service providers in the United States are run by local communities or though local partnerships.
FCC vastly overrepresents broadband coverage in Pennsylvania, report shows
A report published by a state legislative agency uses 11 million speed tests throughout the state to tell a different story than the one told by the FCC.