Digital divide

Tribal wireless boot camp builds community for broadband

by • 5 days ago

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

by • 1 week ago

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.

NSF and USDA to fund rural broadband test site in Iowa

by • 1 month ago

The National Science Foundation and U.S. Department of Agriculture will fund a rural broadband test site that will cover 600 square miles in central Iowa.

New NTIA broadband map highlights digital divide

by • 1 month ago

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration's new map shows the broadband shortages in areas like tribal lands and minority-serving institutions.

Atlanta installs fiber for 'smart city' corridor

by • 2 months ago

Leaders of the “Atlanta Beltline” project have announced installation of 15 miles of fiber-optic cable that will connect to physical infrastructure and help close the digital divide.

New York City to connect 13 housing projects with free or low-cost internet

by • 3 months ago

Mayor Bill de Blasio's office estimates that about 30,000 residents will gain access to high-speed internet through five new vendor partnerships.

San Diego expands public Wi-Fi to 300 new locations

by • 3 months ago

San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria said the expansion is part of an effort to close the city's digital divide and give all its residents "a chance to succeed."

Los Angeles wants all of the digital divide solutions

by • 3 months ago

Los Angeles is working with Marketplace.City to research a wide variety of broadband expansion ideas as the pandemic recedes.

New Jersey says digital divide among students is 'closed'

by • 5 months ago

Gov. Phil Murphy said every single K-12 public school student now has access to the internet and devices to connect to virtual classrooms.