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Broadband, fiber-optic cable, Wi-Fi, 5G and more. Stories on efforts toward closing the digital divide in state and local government and getting everyone online. Includes coverage of internal networks.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board worked with the Nevada Office of the Chief Information Officer to move its website to a new platform, after a cyber incident in late January. An investigation found no personal information was accessed.
Plus, support remains strong for continuing the Affordable Connectivity Program, a Massachusetts planning program expands and Alabama gets $150 million in broadband funding.
The new hardware will replace a COBOL-based platform with a more responsive, secure solution from Fast Enterprises. It is expected to enable the Oregon Employment Department to quickly adapt to shifts in federal benefits.
In our interconnected world, lack of broadband feeds the digital divide within the United States, and if you think that doesn’t affect you, well, you’re wrong.
The Affordability Connectivity Program has subsidized broadband service for 23 million income-eligible U.S. households, but the program will run out of funding sometime in April unless Congress takes action.
The company has announced the nationwide outage on Thursday was not caused by a cyber attack, and that it was the result of complications from an ongoing network expansion.
The dedicated communications network for first responders, FirstNet, runs on AT&T networks, so when the carrier had a major outage this week, agencies using FirstNet were impacted. Here's how emergency services responded.
Customers across the nation reported outages of call, text and Internet service. The incident prompted some emergency and police departments to issue advice to residents who were unable to place 911 calls.
Plus, Maine is the first state to have its digital equity plan accepted, the NTCA is calling for a more effective challenge process for the national broadband map, and more.
A human error reportedly exposed thousands of U.S. Internet’s customer email addresses online. The company said Thursday that the problem has been resolved, and it's assessing how much data may have been accessed.