Iowa launches broadband grant program
Gov. Kim Reynolds wanted the three-year program to offer $150 million in grants to ISPs serving rural areas, though lawmakers only plan to offer $100 million.
Los Angeles wants all of the digital divide solutions
Los Angeles is working with Marketplace.City to research a wide variety of broadband expansion ideas as the pandemic recedes.
Baltimore mayor names data officer and city's first broadband director
The new chief data officer will work out of City Hall, rather than the IT office, a switch government data gurus have argued for.
More than 20 states still restrict municipal broadband
While the White House signals support for community-owned broadband networks, 22 states still prevent or limit their creation.
NASCIO sees states' IT work 'being recognized' during federal meetings
State CIOs met with Congress and White House officials to discuss their federal priorities, including cybersecurity funding and how they'll use pandemic relief.
Biden plans $100 billion broadband investment
The White House's $2 trillion infrastructure plan prioritizes the development of municipally owned broadband networks that have “less pressure to turn profits."
Broadband stratified by demographics and income in California, survey finds
Researchers at the University of Southern California found at-home broadband access varies greatly by income and race, despite overall improvements statewide.
Rosenworcel says ISPs are flocking to 'historic' broadband subsidy effort
Acting FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel said the agency is prioritizing the expansion of broadband access during the pandemic.
New survey to examine digital divide progress during pandemic
The University of Southern California and the nonprofit California Emerging Technology Fund seek to understand how the state's broadband access changed over the past year.