Maine Gov. Mills names head of new $150M broadband office

by • 7 days ago

Andrew Butcher, director of the Maine Broadband Coalition, would lead an office to improve broadband in Maine, one of the most poorly connected states.

FCC announces second wave of emergency connectivity funding

by • 2 weeks ago

The FCC says it's Emergency Connectivity Fund has now supported expanded internet access at nearly 6,000 schools and libraries.

Iowa CIO Annette Dunn to step down for consulting position

by • 3 weeks ago

As CIO, Dunn led the first phase of a major enterprise resource planning system upgrade and readied the state for more data-driven decision making.

FCC commits $1.2B in emergency funds to connect students

by • 1 month ago

The FCC expects to provide at least 3 million devices and 774,000 broadband connections.

North Carolina is preparing for a $1 billion broadband push

by • 1 month ago

Officials said to allocate the funding effectively, they'll need more-accurate data.

Connectivity is still the 'building block' for IT modernization

by • 1 month ago

Local IT officials said that without basic internet connectivity, efforts to modernize fancy new technologies won't realize their full benefit.

Boston plans commission to study post-pandemic broadband and digital equity

by • 2 months ago

Boston will spend six months assessing its residents' broadband access and digital equity, city officials said.

Tired of flawed broadband data, Virginia makes its own map

by • 2 months ago

Virginia Tech researchers are building a statewide broadband coverage map that they say will be more accurate than what's provided by the FCC.

ARPA puts states closer to closing digital divide, but work remains

by • 2 months ago

Officials said the funding will connect more households to the internet, but challenges remain in finding accurate coverage data and workable urban solutions.