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The pandemic highlighted the magnitude of the digital divide, and government is now presented with a unique opportunity to act.
San Jose launches cryptocurrency pilot to close digital divide
San Jose will deploy 20 hotspots that also mine cryptocurrency throughout the city with the aim of subsidizing internet costs for 1,300 households.
State and local officials join new progressive broadband group
A group of progressive elected officials will convene monthly to share ideas on how to expand broadband access in their cities and states.
San Jose, Calif., mayor says more collaboration needed for 5G leap
Sam Liccardo said cities need help from telecom firms and the federal government to avoid saddling citizens with the cost of 5G infrastructure.
San Jose to distribute 11,000 Wi-Fi hotspots to students this year
An announcement by Mayor Sam Liccardo on Monday advances one leg of San Jose’s $8.2 million “COVID-19 Digital Inclusion Expenditure Plan."
San Jose's chief innovation officer steps down after four years
After leading tech initiatives that include a $24 million project to close the city's digital divide, Shireen Santosham has taken a position with a vertical farming company.
Cities object to FCC's new rules on 5G rollout
"The FCC is threatening the public’s right to control public property," New York City CIO Samir Saini wrote.
San Jose tackles affordable housing with IBM Smarter Cities Challenge grant
With the help of digital consulting services valued at 00,000, the city plans to launch two new affordable housing systems this fall.