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From left: Tamarah Holmes, director of the Office of Broadband at the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development; Kelly Schlegel, director of the New Mexico Office of Broadband Expansion; and Jade Piros de Carvalho, director of the Kansas Office of Broadband Development speak with Drew Clark, editor and publisher of Broadband Breakfast, at an event in Washington on June 27. (Scoop News Group)

State broadband officials call grant awards ‘wonderful,’ if less than expected

State broadband officials reacted to awards from the Broadband, Equity, Accessibility, and Deployment grant program with a mix of excitement and curiosity.
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President Biden speaks as he announces a $42.5 billion investment in high-speed internet infrastructure during an event in the East Room of the White House on June 26. (Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)

Biden announces $42.5B in broadband funds from BEAD program

President Biden called the $42.5 billion Broadband, Equity, Access and Deployment program a "bold" step toward universal high-speed internet access by 2030.
FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel attends Paley International Council Summit at the Paley Museum on Nov. 8, 2022 in New York. (Steven Ferdman / Getty Images)

FCC broadband map update adds 1 million new locations

The FCC published the first major update to its national broadband map, which the NTIA is using to determine states' broadband grants.
Ready founder Jase Wilson, right, and Ready’s vice president of community engagement and strategic partnerships, Scott Woods speak at the U.S. Conference of Mayors winter meeting in Washington on Jan. 18, 2023. (U.S. Conference of Mayors)

Mayors urged to pounce on federal broadband grants

"You can get screwed if you don’t act fast," an executive of a company that builds software for ISPs told the U.S. Conference of Mayors.