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Plus, the White House announces $401 million in broadband funding now headed toward rural areas, a strong majority of adults in the U.S. now considers high-speed Internet a necessity, and much more.
An $18.5 million federal grant has been awarded to Reservation Telephone Cooperative to expand high-speed Internet access to homes and businesses in western North Dakota and part of eastern Montana.
A Denver company, Eucast Global, is introducing “network in a box” technology from South Korea that it claims can bridge the state’s digital divide in a more affordable and robust way than alternatives on the market.
Since pausing expansion efforts in 2016, Google Fiber has slowly resumed adding new cities and even has plans to add some more this year. But why did it pause, and which cities will get the high-speed service next?
Digital equity advocates say this may be the single largest dispersion of federal grant money to one local-level organization in the space, and as such, it may serve as a model for others going forward.
According to county officials, nearly 85 percent of the county has access to high-speed Internet service, though areas with no business base are not afforded the same access. New federal and state funds will help close that gap.
Plus, Michigan's high-speed Internet office has hired its first chief connectivity officer, the Biden administration earmarks $10 million grants to expand broadband to minority communities, and more.
More than 66,000 Louisiana homes and businesses are in line to get faster Internet, funded by the first round of GUMBO Grants to build broadband infrastructure in Louisiana's underserved areas, officials have announced.
A recent audit of Empire State Development's (ESD) New NY Broadband Program by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli found that the program had fallen short of its mission due to “poor planning and execution.”
High-ranking Democrats are making a big deal about expanding access to and affordability of high-speed Internet in Nevada and elsewhere, and they'll continue to highlight the issue this week with a major announcement.
Fewer than 20 percent of eligible New Jersey households have taken advantage of federal government subsidies to help them afford high-speed Internet connections, the White House said Thursday
Plus, New Mexico has a new leader for its state broadband team; Baltimore is restructuring its digital equity work; FCC leadership is proposing an increase for minimum broadband speeds; and more.
As a historic amount of money for broadband and digital equity comes down from the federal government to the states, we take a look at some of what's happening in Michigan, New York and Virginia.
A new-to-the-market Internet service provider says it is ready to reach into even the most underserved parts of New Mexico’s largest city through a new licensing agreement with the local government there.
The state is set to receive $110 million in federal funds to expand high-speed Internet access to about 22,000 families and businesses in rural parts of the state. The money comes from the American Rescue Plan.