The Agriculture Department announced $502M will go to service providers in 20 states.
The White House announced six hires to take charge of $52-billion semiconductor program.
The agency is proposing to use its own authority to regulate tech platforms for their 'commercial surveillance'.
Johnson will replace former CEO Jeff Storey, who announced his retirement after a 40-year career.
Wisper CEO Nathan Stooke said the attitude to connect more Americans should be to let the “best technology win.”
T-Mobile is focusing on its wireless business, while Cogent wants to eventually replace its leased network.
FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel has set November as target date for broadband map.
Special Representative for Broadband Andy Burke announced Louisiana as first state to receive $2.9 million broadband planning grant.
The cooperative's executive director said it has at least 70% of Arkansas covered by its network.
The cable companies lead in total awards from multiple states.
The FCC and the NTIA have been working to get more Americans connected faster via the ACP.
The FCC has set September 26 as a deadline to comply with certain restrictions on exclusivity deals in buildings.