Alan Davidson
Kathy Grillo, senior vice president of public policy and government affairs at Verizon, speaks with NTIA Administrator Alan Davidson at Verizon’s 2023 State of Telecom Policy event in Washington, D.C. on March 15, 2023. (Jeff Suggs Photography)

NTIA chief says states have ‘homework assignments’ on broadband permits 

States must accelerate broadband construction permit processes before federal grant money arrives, NTIA Administrator Alan Davidson said.
Colorado Lt. Gov. Dianne Primavera
Colorado Lt. Gov. Dianne Primavera speaks during an Innovation Talk Series closing night of SeriesFest: Season 8 at The Cable Center on May 10, 2022 in Denver, Colorado. (Tom Cooper / Getty Images for SeriesFest)

Colorado leaders push FCC broadband discounts

Colorado Lt. Gov. Dianne Primavera said too few Colorado residents are availing themselves of the federal Affordable Connectivity Program.
Ready founder Jase Wilson, right, and Ready’s vice president of community engagement and strategic partnerships, Scott Woods speak at the U.S. Conference of Mayors winter meeting in Washington on Jan. 18, 2023. (U.S. Conference of Mayors)

Mayors urged to pounce on federal broadband grants

"You can get screwed if you don’t act fast," an executive of a company that builds software for ISPs told the U.S. Conference of Mayors.