Georgia's new CIO to focus on customer service and citizen engagement
Broadband, said Georgia CIO Shawnzia Thomas, is also a priority as the state continues to weather the COVID-19 pandemic.
Infrastructure deal to offer $65 billion for broadband expansion
The tentative $1.2 trillion deal negotiated by a bipartisan Senate group offers less for broadband than the $100 billion the White House initially sought.
Local governments lack funding, not desire, to expand broadband, survey finds
Many cities, counties and tribal governments have broadband projects ready, but not enough funding, according to a report from Cisco.
Tribal wireless boot camp builds community for broadband
A meeting led by nonprofits and broadband experts convened tribal leaders who are seeking to improve connectivity on their lands.
California spends $6 billion on broadband
The state plans to fund major infrastructure projects to eliminate the digital divide and has created a new "broadband czar" role to oversee expansion efforts.
Maryland to award $30 million in broadband grants
Officials estimated the funding will connect approximately 12,000 additional households to high-speed internet.
Virginia unveils $700 million broadband expansion
Gov. Ralph Northam said the investment will move the commonwealth's target for universal broadband access from 2028 to 2024.
Report tells counties how to close the digital divide
The National Association of Counties broadband report offers a "deep dive" into the steps local governments can take to improve broadband access.
Sen. Van Hollen asks Treasury to clarify ARPA's broadband rules
The Maryland senator asked Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to issue a final rule clarifying how states and localities can fund broadband with relief funding.