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The transportation agency on Monday added the first of 15 electric Access-A-Ride vans. Each has lifts and other amenities for people with wheelchairs and accessibility devices.
Congress has many technology policy issues to handle this session. But both chambers will be in session only around 50 days before the Nov. 5 election — so states are enacting their own laws to fill the void.
A new report by the Vernonburg Group finds access to broadband is not generally inhibited by demographic factors — but instead others like location and type of land.
A new report predicts cyber attackers may increasingly target federal services that support residents’ basic needs, aiming to disrupt U.S. society, spark panic and foment distrust in government.
Eighty transportation projects will receive nearly $830 million from a discretionary program that aims to improve resistance to extreme weather. Some state and local initiatives will use tools and data-driven analysis to harden infrastructure.
Stewart Gloster departs the Office of the National Cyber Director after two years serving as the deputy national cyber director for technology and ecosystem security.
Daniel Castro, vice president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, said the U.S. Department of Justice’s rule on government content “... obligates state and local governments to ensure their online services are accessible.”
More than 23 million low-income households are enrolled in a federal discount program that is expected to run out of money in April or May, according to the Federal Communications Commission.
A new report by BroadbandNow indicates as many as 22 million U.S. residents still lack access to broadband, an improvement from 2020. But as Internet service improves, affordability in rural areas remains an issue.
Net neutrality — a long-debated policy that was solidified under President Barack Obama — required Internet service providers to treat all communications on their networks the same regardless of content.