Maine Gov. Mills names head of new $150M broadband office
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
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
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
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
Officials said to allocate the funding effectively, they'll need more-accurate data.
Connectivity is still the 'building block' for IT modernization
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
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
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
Officials said the funding will connect more households to the internet, but challenges remain in finding accurate coverage data and workable urban solutions.