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San Luis Obispo County will receive $5.6 million of federal money to improve communications systems used by emergency responders for fire, crime and medical emergencies, lawmakers have announced.
Although the feared overnight replacement of workers by robots has not come to pass, major social and economic questions about the management of an increasingly automated labor market remain.
The Neosho City Council last week approved letters of support for Optimum Broadband and AT&T as the two companies pursue funds from the American Rescue Plan Act to further develop their Internet networks.
The grant comes through the FCC's Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, which began in 2019, and will provide a total of $91.3 million over the next decade to regional cooperatives in the northeastern part of the state.
Residents in the county coverage area can send texts to 911 in an emergency. The service is valuable in situations where a caller wouldn't want to alert someone that he or she is in contact with police by speaking on the phone.
The city of Reno has announced the appointment of Craig Franden, who has more than 20 years of public IT experience, to the Department of Information Technology director position. Franden replaces Kannaiah Vadlakunta in the role.
Gov. Jay Inslee has said Washington will follow California's lead and ban the sale of new gas-powered vehicles by 2035, with the state Legislature setting a goal of phasing out new internal combustion cars by 2030.
The Chicago Police Department is moving all of its radios to digitally encrypted channels by the end of this year, limiting access to one of the few ways the public can best monitor police activity.
A newly formed team of certified drone operators will give police in Medford, Ore., eyes in the sky, helping them with everything from crime scene reconstruction to tracking suspects on the run.
Argonne National Laboratory recently won a $25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to establish an urban laboratory in Chicago called Community Research on Climate and Urban Science, or CROCUS.
The federal Affordable Connectivity Program helps people get high-speed Internet at home for $30 a month, but enrollment is at less than 40 percent among eligible households across the country.
The U.S. Department of Commerce announced that the city was awarded $1.8 million in American Rescue Plan funds for the expansion of its municipal network. Voters recently approved $20 million in bonds for the work.
In July, the Kokomo Police Department and Howard County Sheriff's Office each launched new apps to help the agencies better communicate with area residents, and officials say the technology is already paying off.
Sheriff Scott Nichols Sr. got approval Tuesday to spend up to $205,000 to buy hybrid cruisers and equip them, after being notified that five ordered in February would not actually be coming.
A new study from Stanford researchers suggests that electric car drivers who plug in while they're snoozing at night should eventually alter their charging behavior to protect California's electrical grid.