Baltimore mayor names data officer and city's first broadband director
The new chief data officer will work out of City Hall, rather than the IT office, a switch government data gurus have argued for.
South Carolina, Apple to build computer labs promoting digital equity
The state plans to use pandemic relief funds to build computer labs for people who live near the University of South Carolina and a historically Black college.
Seattle's annual digital-equity grants target K-12, adult learners
The annual program this year generated $848,000 to supply learners with new laptops, Wi-Fi hotspots, tech-literacy training and mentorship services.
Lawmakers release digital equity principles aimed at closing digital divide
Two congressional Republicans listed nine broadband policies they say could help families, businesses and telecommunications companies survive the pandemic.
'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.
Digital Equity Fund offers nonprofits a chance to close the digital divide in Boston
The city is channeling dollars from telecom contracts into a new fund designed to help residents use technology and become more engaged online.
Seattle highlights 12 low-income districts in smart city and wireless broadband RFI
Drones, sensors and wireless internet — the city is searching for ideas and partnerships as a citywide vision of digital equality comes into focus.