New York City to connect 13 housing projects with free or low-cost internet
Mayor Bill de Blasio's office estimates that about 30,000 residents will gain access to high-speed internet through five new vendor partnerships.
New York funds Wi-Fi, mobile devices for domestic violence groups
The state announced $1.5 million in federal funding to help 89 organizations throughout the state improve their digital services.
Supporting children and families by tackling internet disparity in communities
Government agencies can bring internet access to disadvantaged communities but should act before the end of the year to access federal funding, say experts.
For families without internet, Dallas libraries install outdoor Wi-Fi
Between 7.am and 9 p.m., four public libraries will provide free public Wi-Fi to support students at families without home access.
Underserved students in four cities are about to get free Wi-Fi
The consulting group Ignite Cities is helping to provide Wi-Fi access in neighborhoods in Chicago, New Orleans, Miami and Columbia, South Carolina, to support distance learning during the pandemic.
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."
Hartford, Connecticut, announces plan to build free citywide Wi-Fi
Mayor Luke Bronin said the new network will provide access to education and economic opportunity in every neighborhood.
Government IT budgets expected to decline as interest in technology spikes
Chief information officers find themselves more relevant than ever, yet more than half in a recent survey said they expect their budgets to get cut this year. Meanwhile, Toronto's smart neighborhood project loses its developer.
Challenge winners propose technology to fix, modernize NYC's sluggish subway
Continuous Wi-Fi and control systems that improve train spacing are among the winning concepts.