NGA publishes broadband guide amid connectivity crisis
A new report from the National Governors Association gives states recommendations on how they can close their digital divides as the pandemic drags on.
CARES funding vital for quick connectivity during pandemic, researchers say
A new report from the Pew Charitable Trusts suggests that the CARES Act has been instrumental in allowing states to quickly connect residents to broadband.
Broadband task force to draw 'blueprint' for closing digital divide
A group of 24 county officials from around the country will devise a plan to improve the availability of high-speed internet to those who don't have it.
Virginia becomes latest state to rush for broadband relief
Virginia is allocating $30 million in CARES Act funding for broadband, but legally the projects must be completed by the year's end.
New $2M US Ignite project seeks ideas to fix digital divide
Project OVERCOME is asking for groups of concerned citizens to apply for funding, driving projects that seek innovative ways to connect those who remain offline.
Revised pandemic relief bill aims to patch state and local budgets
The House's latest attempt at a COVID-19 stimulus bill includes funds for broadband mapping and election administration.
Indiana to connect 10,000 homes with $51 million broadband fund
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
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
State leaders announced Monday a plan to invest federal CARES Act funding into improving high-speed internet access for families with school-age children.