Rural Virginia gets a $14 million boost for new broadband
Gov. Ralph Northam has announced $4.9 million in state grants along with $9.2 million in matching funds.
Vermont legislators approve broadband expansion bill
A bill making its way through the Vermont General Assembly would expand broadband to thousands of Vermonters using community-led and local internet service providers.
Governors are paying more attention to technology than ever before
Between rural broadband investment and emerging technologies that can transform government operations, state executives are tuning in to the latest trends.
How dark fiber can support flexible networks for local government
At a National Association of Counties conference, IT leaders shared the benefits and challenges of municipally owned fiberoptic networks.
Indiana Gov. Holcomb gives rural broadband a $100 million boost
According to his office, it's the state's largest single investment in broadband in Indiana history.
FCC's rosy new broadband fact sheet 'misleading,' critics say
A new fact sheet previews an upcoming report that broadband advocates say is whitewashing the truth about American broadband in 2019.
NTIA partners with 8 states for better broadband coverage map
California, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Tennessee, Utah and West Virginia have agreed to share data to improve the agency's maps.
Broadband expert says USDA shutdown is hurting rural internet expansion
The government's partial shutdown may affect communities seeking grants, though experts say more technical help is available today than ever before.
State activity in rural broadband is bolstering K-12 connections
A recent report from the Consortium for School Networking attributes progress to federal funding and state government's rural broadband efforts.