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.
On cybersecurity, North Dakota wants to 'change the conversation completely'
In a highly-connected rural state, North Dakota's top IT officials are trying to usher in policies that could change how state government thinks about security.
Oregon opens broadband office to connect rural residents
An executive order creates a statewide coordinating office to be staffed by four or five employees charged with ensuring everyone is online.
How skeptics called Big Telecom's bluff on broadband coverage maps
An unreliable map spurred an investigation that included one researcher who drove more than 7,000 miles, recruited a Bulgarian app developer, and forced the FCC ask a lot of questions.
Washington governor proposes statewide broadband office
A less-publicized element of Gov. Jay Inslee's proposed budget calls for a $1.2 million agency to expand internet connectivity throughout the state.
Virginia governor proposes $250 million universal broadband plan
Gov. Ralph Northam wants the entire state to have high-speed internet access within a decade, but his chief broadband adviser is hoping for something quicker.
Microsoft expands rural broadband initiative to 25 states
Its Airband initiative is slated to provide high-speed internet to three million people by 2022.