Maine Gov. Mills names head of new $150M broadband office
Andrew Butcher, director of the Maine Broadband Coalition, would lead an office to improve broadband in Maine, one of the most poorly connected states.
FCC commits $1.2B in emergency funds to connect students
The FCC expects to provide at least 3 million devices and 774,000 broadband connections.
Seattle awards additional $330,000 in grants to close digital divide
Seattle will support 14 additional community organizations by dipping into its $128.4 million federal recovery fund.
ARPA puts states closer to closing digital divide, but work remains
Officials said the funding will connect more households to the internet, but challenges remain in finding accurate coverage data and workable urban solutions.
State, local officials praise Senate passage of infrastructure bill
The $1.2 trillion package, including a new cybersecurity grant program and $65 billion for broadband, now heads to the House of Representatives.
Tribal wireless boot camp builds community for broadband
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
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
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
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration's new map shows the broadband shortages in areas like tribal lands and minority-serving institutions.