Tags Digital divide
Microsoft, Nextlink partner to expand broadband in six states
Millions in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas are expected to receive improved access to high-speed internet through the new partnership.
House passes 'pretty minor' broadband bill, expert says
The bill would create an office in the National Telecommunications Information Administration dedicated to supporting federal broadband initiatives, but one expert said it would not make much of an impact.
Partnership promises internet access for tribal, rural lands in Montana, Washington
A new agreement between Microsoft and Native Network is the final leg of the tech company's "Airband" initiative.
Minneapolis CIO Otto Doll prepares to step down, scale back
After more than four decades in IT and public service, the former state and current city CIO says he's ready to start acting his age.
Illinois forms council to get seniors and low-income residents online
The group will research, advise and advocate around bringing more of the state's disconnected residents online.
Grandmothers, blind students among beneficiaries of 2018 Digital Literacy Alliance grants
Philadealphia's seed fund to support programs that close the city's digital divide has announced nearly 75,000 in its second round of grants.
Philadelphia's digital literacy community readies second year of program grants
The Digital Literacy Alliance, an "innovation seed fund," is maturing, but organizers are still searching for the most effective ways to convert social will into sustained change.
Colorado's rural broadband push may foreshadow a national trend
With three new laws on the books and more cities and counties opting out of a restrictive state law with each election cycle, Colorado's renewed interest in broadband is also paralleled on a national scale.
FCC's new broadband map breaks down service options, block by block
The most recent broadband availability data published by the federal agency is now accessible through an interactive, searchable map.