Indiana to connect 10,000 homes with $51 million broadband fund

by • 3 weeks ago

This second round of funding in a $100 million program has received $53 million in matching funds from 16 participating cooperatives and private telecom companies.

Houston offers technical training to low-income residents, students

by • 4 weeks ago

The City of Houston and Microsoft have announced a new training program to equip residents for technical career transitions during the pandemic.

Delaware targets underserved families with $20 million broadband investment

by • 1 month ago

State leaders announced Monday a plan to invest federal CARES Act funding into improving high-speed internet access for families with school-age children.

North Carolina's virtual classrooms crashed on the first day of school

by • 1 month ago

The state’s NCEdCloud service, which manages 2 million active accounts, crashed as K-12 students across the state logged in for their first day of school.

Philadelphia launches $17 million free-internet campaign

by • 2 months ago

A new initiative supported by Comcast and T-Mobile is the first phase of a digital equity program the city says will use public-private partnerships for “reimagining public technology access services.”

San Jose to distribute 11,000 Wi-Fi hotspots to students this year

by • 2 months ago

An announcement by Mayor Sam Liccardo on Monday advances one leg of San Jose’s $8.2 million “COVID-19 Digital Inclusion Expenditure Plan."

Rural North Carolinans are sicker with worse access to broadband

by • 2 months ago

A new study from the state's technology department found that residents in the state's rural areas have less access to broadband and telehealth services and are more likely to be ill.

New York passes bill to review state's broadband offerings

by • 2 months ago

Legislation headed to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's desk would review broadband availability in the state and compare actual speeds with advertised ones.

Internet advocates 'cautiously optimistic' about Biden broadband plans

by • 2 months ago

The presumptive Democratic nominee's broadband funding proposal "looks better than what we've seen" from Trump, a rural broadband advocate said.