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The Biden administration has taken its first steps toward releasing $45 billion of federal funding for broadband and digital equity, with the money going first to state governments tasked with executing the vision.
The brunt of recent launches have been for the Starlink constellation of satellites. To date, SpaceX has launched more than 2,400 of the 570-pound satellites on 44 previous Starlink missions since 2019.
Officials in Westmorland County will use $600,000 of ARPA funding to help identify areas without adequate Internet access, develop a broadband plan for the county, and partnerships with private companies to expand service.
More than $3 million in public funds is earmarked to improve Crawford County's broadband Internet service, but the public is being asked to determine where the funds would be best spent.
DigitalC, previously known as OneCleveland, and later OneCommunity, had a track record of delivering high-speed Internet to Northeast Ohio. In 2012, the group had connected 2,300 schools, libraries, hospitals, and more.
County commissioners have plans to spend $10 million in federal ARPA funding to supply high-speed broadband to households lacking adequate Internet access. Some 45 percent of residents currently lack access.
Plus, the NTIA introduces a tribal broadband planning toolkit; a new online tool helps communities find opportunities for broadband funding; a new database tracks state-level broadband legislation; and more.
There are still far too many families — many of them lower income and people of color — who don’t have the resources to have high-speed Internet access at home, and it’s time to change that.
The technology will use GPS data from mobile devices to route calls to the nearest 911 dispatch center, making it more likely the call goes to the right place. And dispatchers won't have to do anything to get it.
The White House announced Monday that 20 Internet service providers will offer low-cost or free Internet plans to low-income households in an effort to boost connectivity across the country.
A new deal between the city of Rice Lake and Consolidated Telephone Co. will bring new Internet connections to city hall and 267 homes as part of a $835,000 project. Officials approved $400,000 in matching funds last week.
The Biden administration says it has commitments from 20 Internet service providers to cut prices and raise speeds for high-speed Internet, noting that the 'service is no longer a luxury — it’s a necessity.'
A total of 38 California counties have placed their rural broadband hopes in a new partnership with Utah's UTOPIA Fiber, an organization that facilitates the construction of open access networks.
There is a fundamental truth that Internet companies and governments — including Albany, N.Y., — must face, which is that in the end, delivering broadband must be treated more like electricity than like cable TV.
Plus, both the FCC and the NTIA are continuing to make substantial investments in broadband connectivity work across the country, senators introduce the Rural Broadband Protection Act, and much more.