Some broadband providers are exploiting the Emergency Broadband Benefit program, says the Federal Communications Commission. Such providers may be targeted for legal action as investigation continues.
New Mexico Gov. Lujan Grisham has named Matt Schmit the broadband adviser of the state’s recently formed Office of Broadband Access and Expansion to coordinate broadband efforts across the state.
While the lion's share of the funding available to state government in the just-passed bipartisan infrastructure bill will be dished out based on formulas, the majority of the grant programs will be competitive.
According to the findings of a state audit, an error in Michigan's unemployment insurance system led to $3.9 billion in overpayments to applicants who didn't qualify for the benefits.
As companies need to free up transmission frequencies for 5G networks, their 3G networks will be shut down. Major 3G networks will be phased out at different points in 2022 depending on the service provider.
U.S. Congress members who represent Pennsylvania are split on Biden's infrastructure bill — some are enthusiastic about what it can do for the country, while others argue the legislation wastes too much money.
National Cyber Director Chris Inglis and representatives of CISA and the FBI Cyber Division discussed state and local cybersecurity supports, incident reporting law and larger anti-ransomware strategies in a House hearing.
A hospice care center in Lafayette, Colo., hosted a pilot study last week involving a humanoid robot named BEOMNI that can do things like take a patient's temperature with a thermometer.
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act designates broadband Internet access as an essential service and targets billions of dollars to close the digital divide.
To combat false narratives and foster trust in reliable information, governments can invest in local news, support empathy-building initiatives, and ensure election processes are traceable, a new report says.
Several rural towns in Massachusetts have taken on millions in broadband-related debt. State lawmakers may allow the towns to use American Rescue Plan Act dollars to lighten the debt for taxpayers.
Lawyers from the U.S. Department of Justice mailed a letter to Portland's city attorney and police chief recommending that all uniformed officers wear body cameras. Questions remain about how the cameras would be used.
“The exciting nature of it is that it opens up so many opportunities for state and local innovation around this issue,” said Amy Huffman, policy director for the National Digital Inclusion Alliance.
As part of a project that affects multiple departments, Ohio is requiring unemployment insurance filers to create an account with the state's OH|ID platform. The ID will allow access to other state programs.
Following in the footsteps of states like Florida and Nevada, North Carolina now allows "neighborhood occupantless vehicles" to deliver goods to homes. Legislators wanted to get ahead of a growing industry.
After Gov. Mike Parson condemned a reporter for exposing a data leak on a state website, his administration will pay $800,000 to provide credit monitoring to 620,000 former and current teachers affected by the leak.
A Federal Trade Commission report says the largest Internet service providers don't clearly inform customers about the many ways their data is used and often have "problematic interfaces" for customer data options.
With the passage of the federal infrastructure bill, transportation leaders in Illinois are gaining hope that the high-speed rail project that would connect Chicago to St. Louis can gain momentum.
Plus, Kansas City, Mo., launches new phase in digital equity work; Wisconsin unveils new broadband grants; Philadelphia debuts an online tax center; and a data map tackles chain restaurants.
Making state history, Maryland now has a chief privacy officer in Laura Gomez-Martin and a chief data officer in Patrick McLoughlin. The appointments were announced yesterday by Gov. Larry Hogan.