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Can Wi-Fi hotspots bridge the digital divide under coronavirus?
Shelter-in-place orders keeping millions inside their homes will force states to figure out how to keep people without reliable residential internet service connected.
'Digital Equity Act' proposes $250 million annually for cities, states
Advocates for the legislation say it's the other, missing half of the current growing national investment in broadband infrastructure.
Only four presidential candidates have a plan for the digital divide
A new report from BroadbandNow.com comparing the policy positions of 14 candidates across five internet-related issues shows few have comprehensive plans.
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.