Digital divide

New 'digital equity' data, mapping tools opened to state and local agencies

by • 4 months ago

Civis Analytics has unveiled the “Digital Equity Intelligence Center,” tools to help government leaders better understand broadband access.

Millions of Americans are now getting broadband discounts from the FCC

by • 5 months ago

The White House said a new program that gives broadband discounts to low-income households recently hit 10 million subscribers.

Broadband best practices for states, local government outlined in new report

by • 5 months ago

Case studies highlighting ways for state and local governments to expand broadband are the focus of a new report from the NewDEAL Forum.

Montana launches broadband map as bidding begins for federal funding

by • 5 months ago

A new broadband map in Montana is hoped to provide a more accurate picture of coverage as American Rescue Plan funds become available.

Montana latest state to build broadband coverage map

by • 5 months ago

Montana selected the analytics firm Lightbox to develop a statewide broadband coverage map, not content with a shortage of federal data.

San Jose, Calif., names new innovation chief

by • 5 months ago

Clay Garner, formerly San Jose's deputy innovation chief, said he plans to tap into nearby Silicon Valley to address pressing city issues.

N.C. officials tout 'unique opportunity' for broadband expansion

by • 7 months ago

North Carolina has nearly $2 billion in planned broadband infrastructure and digital literacy investments on the way, officials said during a press conference on Tuesday.

Broadband infrastructure funding could be 'life-changing,' advocates say

by • 7 months ago

Local governments and community groups say the $65 billion in broadband funding could close states' digital divides for good.

California announces 18 new broadband projects to reach 98% connectivity

by • 8 months ago

California Gov. Gavin Newsom said he's targeting regions that are currently underserved by internet companies.