At the beginning of next week, Indiana households and businesses can express their interest in the Indiana Connectivity Program by visiting an online portal or calling the Indiana Broadband Connect Center.
Government buildings in Clark County, Ohio, will gain improved connectivity through a $2.2 million fiber-optic project that was approved by county commissioners yesterday. The funds are American Rescue Plan Act dollars.
Five towns in Maine — Searsmont, Liberty, Palermo, Montville and Freedom — have joined together as part of a coalition to create a municipal broadband utility for residents of Waldo County.
Enid Public Schools announced a program that offers discounted Internet service for families that qualify for the free and reduced-price lunch program through at least the rest of the school year.
The Cleveland City Council on Monday approved legislation to set aside $20 million of the city’s $511 million in American Rescue Plan stimulus money for an ambiguous plan to expand broadband access in the city.
Yuba City, Calif., has announced a new partnership for a citywide fiber-optic Internet network with SiFi Networks that will come at no additional cost to the city, according to a city news release from officials.
The millions in grants will allow the county to deploy broadband infrastructure and “bring the county up to the standards that its residents deserve,” U.S. Rep. Guy Reschenthaler said when endorsing the project.
The state is launching a new training program for fiber-optic technicians at the Tri-County Career Center in Nelsonville, aiming to create a workforce capable of installing new broadband and 5G infrastructure.
Plus, the U.S. Census Bureau makes its 2020 count data related to redistricting available in an easier to read format, a Los Angeles digital equity program offers a new IT certificate, and more.
An interim rule from the U.S. Treasury Department may prevent cities from using federal coronavirus relief funds on broadband expansion efforts. A final rule could be determined in the fall.