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.
Through a collaboration between local ministries and RACE Communications, Williams Community Church is the first site with gigabit Internet in Colusa County, a step toward better Internet access in the rural community.
More Californians are gaining access to broadband Internet, but Black and Latino households still lag behind their white counterparts, according to an analysis of the latest available American Community Survey data.
Officials in Washington County have approved $3.2 million in American Rescue Plan funding to expand Internet service to 944 homes and businesses and other locations in two municipalities.
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.
U.S. Census Bureau data indicate almost 2.8 million Texas households, including 7 million people, lack broadband access. A new plan from the Comptroller's Broadband Development Office hopes to change that.
The early results of a recent resident survey have highlighted at least two areas where Internet service is lacking. Crawford County has earmarked more than $3 million from recent federal funding to improve Internet access.
The Port of Columbia is near the end of a project to connect all homes in Dayton, Wash., and the surrounding areas of Columbia County to high-speed Internet service. Officials expect to offer service in early 2023.
Officials in the county are asking residents to check their level of Internet service against the Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Map. Discrepancies and errors in the coverage map can be reported until June 13.
Onondaga County, N.Y., will issue a request for proposals asking Internet service providers how they plan to connect 1,500 rural residents with broadband service. The effort has a budget of $15 million.
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.
The new infrastructure, which has been in the planning stages since 2018, would expand the city’s cellular, Wi-Fi, broadband and FirstNet capabilities. Several emergency response agencies could benefit from the expansion.
Federal and state officials say $50 million is headed to New Hampshire to be used to bring high-speed Internet to rural communities in the Granite State, with the money coming from the Capital Funds Project.
Nearly 88,500 Louisiana homes and businesses currently lacking access will get connected to the Internet, with this first release of funding approved under the American Rescue Plan's Coronavirus Capital Projects Fund.
A small island town in Maine must decide this month if it will continue to create its own broadband system or scrap the project and lose the hundreds of thousands of dollars it has already invested.
Maine has funded projects that will provide high-speed Internet to tens of thousands of homes that lack it now, but stiff competition for federal funding and economic problems may slow progress down.