Vermont websites go dark briefly after 'animal inflicted chews' to fiber
The state's internet vendor says it has restored service after one of its damaged cables knocked several government agency websites offline — from state police to the health insurance exchange.
Rural and tribal communities across 11 states receive $97 million in federal funds to grow broadband access
The U.S. Agriculture Department is distributing a dozen grants and loans in some of the least-connected areas in the country.
San Francisco won't put universal internet on upcoming ballot
A municipal broadband project that has been in talks for several years may have to wait a bit longer still.
In rural Alaska, new internet service is set to transform daily life
The state's chief information officer says a recent tour of the region's new internet infrastructure revealed burgeoning opportunities for a once disconnected people.
Palo Alto renews its quest to build a citywide fiberoptic network
The municipal network would give residents the same quality of broadband service enjoyed by the Silicon Valley hub's biggest corporate neighbors, city CIO Jonathan Reichental told StateScoop.
Alaska partners with nonprofit to mend its K-12 broadband gap
With help from nonprofit EducationSuperHighway, Alaska will conduct research and explore partnerships to help bring high-speed internet to 59,000 under-connected students in the state.
City-run fiber network in SF could generate 'significant' returns, says latest analysis
A fiscal analysis announced by the mayor's office found that while the project would cost as much as .8 billion, it would also generate new sources of income and reduce reliance on existing providers.
Not waiting for the feds, Ohio representatives approve rural broadband fund
If passed by the state Senate by the end of the year, an additional 0 million in annual funding would be made available for new networks.
After being put on notice, IBM proposes solution to Oregon's troubled phone system
The state has accepted the company's proposal, but it also has hired some extra help to avoid repeating history.