Broadband and Network
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and a local nonprofit are calling on the Federal Communications Commission to provide better cell and broadband access and protection to those in abusive relationships.
A dozen towns throughout Lewis County, N.Y., will now have access to 27 Wi-Fi hot spots thanks to a collaboration between the county and Internet service provider Spectrum. The project was created through a $370,000 program with Spectrum.
Oneisha Freeman, digital connectivity manager of GTA, said the meetings have the dual purpose of providing communities with resources they could utilize and gauging feedback that helps shape GTA programs.
The AT&T Connected Learning Center, located at the Rincon Education Center, increases Internet access for tribal community members, while providing opportunities for students to do homework and for adults to seek employment.
The county board of commissioners is asking to be considered for the state’s Realizing Opportunities for Broadband Infrastructure Networks grant, seizing the opportunity to apply before the next round of grants in 2024.
Plus, Vermont is the latest state actively seeking resident input on its digital equity planning, Hawaii's state digital equity leader is honored by a pair of new awards, and more.
The New York State Public Service Commission will hold virtual public statement hearings to receive public comments concerning the availability, reliability and affordability of broadband in the state.
So far, two versions have been released with the third not far off, raising the question: What sets these fabrics apart, and how do they impact the National Broadband Map?
Some 16 million U.S. households – including more than 320,000 in Alabama – face losing Internet subsidies if Congress fails to extend the Affordable Connectivity Program, which offers a $30 discount on broadband.
Concerns about radio frequency exposure cannot be addressed locally, with the Federal Communications Commission charged with deciding what levels of exposure are safe and which wireless facilities can be licensed.
Plus, more about Kansas' $15 million of federal funding for digital equity; U.S. senators reintroduce digital equity legislation, $180 for digital equity heading to libraries, and more.
Mayor Ben Walsh’s administration has proposed using federal stimulus money to build a city-owned wireless network offering 100-megabit broadband service to some of the city’s poorest neighborhoods.
The next generation of Internet is being deployed in communities across Houston and nearby rural areas. In Lake Houston, providers such as Tachus and Comcast are already installing equipment to bring 10G to the area.
During the 2023 State of the Net Conference, digital equity experts discussed the importance of seizing the current financial opportunity to bridge the digital divide, and why collaboration is essential.
Neighbors of the Blue Mountain Community Church have spent months searching for legal means to keep a cell tower out of their neighborhood, including pressuring the Walla Walla City Council.
Even as digital inclusion was celebrating a peak in interest, long-time practitioners in the space were preparing for what comes next and stressing the importance of thinking sustainability.