The satellite-based Internet service from SpaceX has launched in Alaska, where more than 200 villages lack city-quality service. Advocates say the service will extend to every corner of the state.
The federal government has announced more than $100 million in grants to bring high-speed fiber Internet to many Southwest Alaska villages, part of a massive investment to close the digital divide in rural areas.
Plus, Chicago has posted a new RFI related to expanding broadband access throughout the entire city, Pittsburgh has announced a new digital equity coalition, North Carolina has a digital equity grant program and more.
The majority of states are abandoning third-party cyber insurance for self-insurance, says Colorado CISO Ray Yepes. Plus, Virginia and Alaska cyber leads talk federal cyber grants and the importance of understanding local needs.
Civil rights organizations in Alaska are now demanding action on long-delayed body cameras for Anchorage police officers, a voter-approved priority that continues to lack an official start date.
Alaska leaders are stepping up efforts to land a giant chunk of more than $65 billion that's available to improve broadband service across the U.S., largely through last year's infrastructure bill.