Digital divide

San Diego expands public Wi-Fi to 300 new locations

by • 2 weeks 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 • 2 weeks 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 • 2 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.

State and local budgets get a boost from $1.9 trillion relief package

by • 2 months ago

The package will provide $350 billion in state and local aid, as well as investments in K-12 broadband and vaccine distribution.

NYC asks companies to expand broadband across the city

by • 2 months ago

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the city wants telecommunications companies to use city assets, like street poles, to expand broadband access.

One year on, Is NYC’s internet master plan making the city smarter?

by • 2 months ago

New York City developed a master plan for closing the digital divide. One year later, CTO John Paul Farmer says it's making progress.

AT&T to distribute hotspots nationwide to expand student broadband access

by • 2 months ago

The phone carrier's contribution is expected to bring better internet service to at least 35,000 students.

Colorado names new broadband director

by • 3 months ago

As the second executive director of the Colorado Broadband Office, Antonio Sean Martinez said the state is taking the digital divide "very seriously."

Cities should avoid building an IT 'Frankenstein,' says local CIO

by • 3 months ago

Planning ahead for interoperability is critical for cities, Carlsbad, California's chief innovation officer, David Graham, told an online conference.

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