Congress was recently introduced to a new broadband map from the White House. The map highlights areas in red if they have slow or no Internet. Experts say affordability is as much of an issue as infrastructure.
The budget for Oklahoma's upcoming fiscal year includes $42 million that will be given to companies that expand Internet access in rural areas. About one-fifth of Oklahoma homes don't have broadband.
A partnership among industry, the National Science Foundation and US Ignite has formed the OpenAirX-Labs to grow the development and testing of open source 5G software to increase innovation in wireless technology.
Those working to define 5G standards have an opportunity to fix security weaknesses discovered in 4G. They also must tackle the distinct risk landscape presented by next-gen network’s open architecture.
The number of Coloradans who lack access to a home broadband is likely several-fold higher than what either the FCC or the Colorado Broadband Office are measuring, according to a new study from BroadbandNow.
Many cities in Cheshire County, N.H., are funding high-speed Internet networks via municipal bonds through local banks, while others are signing public-private partnerships with ISPs. Both models have pros and cons.
Plus, a new online platform tracks health disparities across the country, a study in Kansas is the latest regional effort to obtain more precise broadband data and new data details equity gaps related to public parks.
With $300 million to spend on expanding broadband service across the state, the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority plans to solicit Internet businesses on how to best proceed in anticipation of awarding bids on projects.
The rollout of 5G antennas, commonly known as small wireless facilities, have city residents pushing back against plans to install even more of the devices. Some residents say they weren’t notified by the city.
The legislation will help address increasing costs faced by broadband providers in recent years, and ensure residents in rural parts of the state have access to reliable Internet service, sponsors of the bill have said.
May 6 marked the beginning of a 45-household rural broadband trial in Coconino County, Ariz., where Elon Musk's SpaceX will provide satellite-based Internet. The county first met with the company in 2019.
The money is the first of two rounds of grants to be awarded by the ConnectMaine Authority for high-speed Internet projects. It is part of the $15 million bond that Maine voters approved in July 2020.
Plus, Dayton, Ohio, rolls out a police transparency portal for public info; Howard County, Md., announces a new robust digital equity initiative; and a Florida sheriff’s office deploys tech to find wandering seniors.
Technology leaders in California, Colorado and Minnesota convened at NASCIO to offer best practices on bridging connectivity and digital literacy gaps in their states.
The U.S. is wary of 5G tech from China, but industry experts ask if it’s possible to guarantee software is free of components from a particular country. Plus, they ask, when something goes wrong with 5G applications’ security, who’s to blame?
Sunnyside School District is partnering with Cox Communications to expand high-speed Internet services to more than 1,000 households in the neighborhood located about 2 miles south of the Tucson airport.
Yesterday, Gov. Tony Evers announced a plan to use $100 million in federal funds for broadband grants throughout Wisconsin. Grant applicants would be required to provide a download speed of 100 Mbps.
New Orleans recently collected smart city proposals to achieve broadband equity in the city. However, it’s unclear how the city will ensure data privacy as it unfolds the broad urban tech initiative.
The goal is to provide state and local governments options in financing broadband projects, including the issuance of tax-exempt bonds, public-private partnerships, federal tax credits and bond payment assistance.
Tom Wheeler, former chair of the Federal Communications Commission, explains the public and private interests that will impact how Vice President Kamala Harris brokers a federal broadband infrastructure deal.
School officials have delayed a plan to bring broadband to students in underserved parts of the district, planning to build towers that provide public Wi-Fi access to neighborhoods where students lack service at home.