rural broadband

Local governments lack funding, not desire, to expand broadband, survey finds

by • 11 months ago

Many cities, counties and tribal governments have broadband projects ready, but not enough funding, according to a report from Cisco.

Virginia unveils $700 million broadband expansion

by • 12 months ago

Gov. Ralph Northam said the investment will move the commonwealth's target for universal broadband access from 2028 to 2024.

NSF and USDA to fund rural broadband test site in Iowa

by • 1 year ago

The National Science Foundation and U.S. Department of Agriculture will fund a rural broadband test site that will cover 600 square miles in central Iowa.

Cisco targets rural broadband expansion with North Carolina center

by • 1 year ago

Cisco executives said a new Rural Broadband Center will showcase technologies designed to reduce internet providers' costs of expanding service.

North Carolina House passes 'historic' broadband investment

by • 1 year ago

The North Carolina House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill that promises $750 million in funding for broadband expansion.

Iowa launches broadband grant program

by • 1 year ago

Gov. Kim Reynolds wanted the three-year program to offer $150 million in grants to ISPs serving rural areas, though lawmakers only plan to offer $100 million.

GOP House members urge funding of FCC's new broadband data collection method

by • 2 years ago

The Broadband DATA Act that was signed into law in March still needs to be funded so the FCC can update its broadband mapping techniques, the members say.

Rural America is in 'desperate need' of broadband infrastructure

by • 2 years ago

Distributing laptops and mobile Wi-Fi hotspots won't be enough to keep rural communities connected as remote work and education continues, officials said.

Vermont, Microsoft partner to expand rural broadband

by • 2 years ago

The state and tech giant are installing mobile hotspots in dozens of rural communities to allow people to connect to the internet under a stay-at-home order.