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How Delaware is Promoting Better Broadband State-wide, Including in Rural Areas

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BROADBAND BREAKFAST INSIGHT: This great piece from a news site devoted to state, county and municipal government tackles what one state is doing in order to advance better broadband throughout its state. All states include a rural component (more or less), and Delaware shows that state-wide broadband planning can help to put broadband deployment on the map.

Delaware Is Dead Set on Putting Your State’s Broadband to Shame, from Route Fifty

Delaware is a national leader in broadband adoption and speed. However, the state is not resting on its laurels, and the chief information officer has a plan to bring broadband connectivity to rural areas using high-speed wireless technologies.

“My hope is in the next 24 months, we’re going to eradicate this rural broadband issue,” James Collins, state chief information officer, told Route Fifty in an interview at the National Association of State Chief Information Officers midyear meeting in Baltimore.

The state has made substantial investments in broadband. According to Collins, they have invested “somewhere between one and four million” in economic development and grant funds. That investment spurred private sector support to the tune of “30 million dollars of investment from the private sector and about 700 miles of fiber.”

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Source: Delaware Is Dead Set on Putting Your State’s Broadband to Shame – Route Fifty

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Aussie Law Would Make Tech Giants Pay For News, Loon’s Bubble Bursts, Peter Huber Dies

Derek Shumway

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Photo of Loon's balloons floating 20km above sea level, by Project Loon

BROADBAND BREAKFAST INSIGHT: This great piece from a news site devoted to state, county and municipal government tackles what one state is doing in order to advance better broadband throughout its state. All states include a rural component (more or less), and Delaware shows that state-wide broadband planning can help to put broadband deployment on the map.

Delaware Is Dead Set on Putting Your State’s Broadband to Shame, from Route Fifty

Delaware is a national leader in broadband adoption and speed. However, the state is not resting on its laurels, and the chief information officer has a plan to bring broadband connectivity to rural areas using high-speed wireless technologies.

“My hope is in the next 24 months, we’re going to eradicate this rural broadband issue,” James Collins, state chief information officer, told Route Fifty in an interview at the National Association of State Chief Information Officers midyear meeting in Baltimore.

The state has made substantial investments in broadband. According to Collins, they have invested “somewhere between one and four million” in economic development and grant funds. That investment spurred private sector support to the tune of “30 million dollars of investment from the private sector and about 700 miles of fiber.”

[more…]

Source: Delaware Is Dead Set on Putting Your State’s Broadband to Shame – Route Fifty

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A New Broadband Policy Agenda for Schools, Health and Library ‘Anchor Institutions’

Derek Shumway

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Photo of students using computers at the Howard-Tilton Library of Tulane University, used with permission from Tulane Public Relations.

BROADBAND BREAKFAST INSIGHT: This great piece from a news site devoted to state, county and municipal government tackles what one state is doing in order to advance better broadband throughout its state. All states include a rural component (more or less), and Delaware shows that state-wide broadband planning can help to put broadband deployment on the map.

Delaware Is Dead Set on Putting Your State’s Broadband to Shame, from Route Fifty

Delaware is a national leader in broadband adoption and speed. However, the state is not resting on its laurels, and the chief information officer has a plan to bring broadband connectivity to rural areas using high-speed wireless technologies.

“My hope is in the next 24 months, we’re going to eradicate this rural broadband issue,” James Collins, state chief information officer, told Route Fifty in an interview at the National Association of State Chief Information Officers midyear meeting in Baltimore.

The state has made substantial investments in broadband. According to Collins, they have invested “somewhere between one and four million” in economic development and grant funds. That investment spurred private sector support to the tune of “30 million dollars of investment from the private sector and about 700 miles of fiber.”

[more…]

Source: Delaware Is Dead Set on Putting Your State’s Broadband to Shame – Route Fifty

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Digital Health Companies Adapted With Agility to Meet Outstanding Demands During the Pandemic

Derek Shumway

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Screenshot of Kinsa CEO Inder Singh

BROADBAND BREAKFAST INSIGHT: This great piece from a news site devoted to state, county and municipal government tackles what one state is doing in order to advance better broadband throughout its state. All states include a rural component (more or less), and Delaware shows that state-wide broadband planning can help to put broadband deployment on the map.

Delaware Is Dead Set on Putting Your State’s Broadband to Shame, from Route Fifty

Delaware is a national leader in broadband adoption and speed. However, the state is not resting on its laurels, and the chief information officer has a plan to bring broadband connectivity to rural areas using high-speed wireless technologies.

“My hope is in the next 24 months, we’re going to eradicate this rural broadband issue,” James Collins, state chief information officer, told Route Fifty in an interview at the National Association of State Chief Information Officers midyear meeting in Baltimore.

The state has made substantial investments in broadband. According to Collins, they have invested “somewhere between one and four million” in economic development and grant funds. That investment spurred private sector support to the tune of “30 million dollars of investment from the private sector and about 700 miles of fiber.”

[more…]

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