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Zack Quaintance

Zack Quaintance

Associate Editor

Zack Quaintance is the associate editor for Government Technology. His background includes writing for daily newspapers across the country and developing content for a software company in Austin, Texas. He is now based in Washington, D.C. He can be reached via email.

From satellite Internet to ground-station-as-a-service, space tech is a big — and increasingly well-funded — deal that's poised to have a big impact on state and local government.
Plus, Texas creates a new division that will oversee the Broadband Development Office, the federal government has awarded nearly $7.7 million to tribal groups developing community broadband plans, and more.
The recent American Library Association Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., saw a gathering of librarians and the companies that sell them tech products for their work, some of which provide a glimpse of the future.
Plus, Texas has released its initial 2022 broadband plan; Kentucky is investing more than $200 million in high-speed Internet; the GSA has announced its first cohort of 40 U.S. Digital Corps fellows; and more.
Plus, Ohio announces a cohort of counties for its BroadbandOhio Community Accelerator program; the White House prepares to welcome the 2022 U.S. Digital Corps; seven new communities join U.S. Ignite; and more.
New York Chief Information Officer Angelo "Tony" Riddick explains the state's cluster CIO model and discusses how his office is working to expand broadband and close the digital divide.
Plus, the FCC proposes new rules for broadband funding and transparency; Philadelphia launches a single-phone-call learning campaign for adults; Baltimore establishes an office of infrastructure development; and more.
Plus, the FCC has launched a new help center with tutorials for broadband data collection; a new USDR report details experience of applying for child-care benefits; Minnesota to invest $200 million in rural broadband; and more.
Plus, there’s a lot of news coming out of Utah’s Broadband Center, Vermont officials have announced millions in broadband construction grants, new poll finds overwhelming bipartisan support for net neutrality and more.
Plus, new initiative seeks to bolster digital success among Latinos, several federal agencies enter into a new collaboration on broadband funding, an Oregon coalition is tackling broadband mapping, and more.