Greater enrollment in federal programs will help close the digital divide, especially for Latino communities, but help is needed.
Older adults continue at a rapid pace to adopt tech that assists the aging process.
The National League of Cities said government leaders need to have 'multiple points of engagement' with communities.
Starks sat down to discuss the promise of smart grid technology for the environment.
Public-private partnerships will increase the community benefit of infrastructure projects, leaders at Qualcomm and Verizon said.
This year saw a growing telehealth trend, federal digital inclusion efforts and greater attention to spectrum sharing.
Experts say continued investment in telehealth is necessary to improve care systems.
The Federal Communication said the awards will help connect patients to critical health services during a new wave of Covid-19.
Industry officials say the commission’s approach to E-rate competition would burden applicants.
The agency has now committed $3.8 billion from the $7.17-billion program.
The Panasonic Foundation said Investing in public-private partnerships will create better outcomes for communities.
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act includes billions for states to expand digital inclusion efforts.
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Big Telecom companies caused months and months of delays in the rollout of the Emergency Broadband Benefit.
Students in a Houston-area school district hosted a panel on connecting schools and libraries as part of a national event on bridging the digital divide.
The initiative is part of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's $157 million Internet Master Plan.
Craig Settles talks about the need for telehealth and ubiquitous broadband in a recent interview.
Collaboration between community leaders will be essential in ensuring success of the Biden infrastructure bill in California.
Former head of NTIA said it could cost $12 billion.
Over 400,000 locations across the U.S. will get broadband in this funding wave.
Bringing internet capability to communities throughout the San Joaquin Valley is the focus of a new effort.
Bringing broadband to those who need it the most requires more than just government funding for network expansion.
Tribal community leaders are concerned over the effectiveness of outreach methods the FCC uses to fund broadband in tribal libraries.
We cannot ignore broadband as a key factor in maintaining environmental, social and economic progress.
Rosenworcel also emphasized spectrum policy and getting connectivity to low-income Americans.
To work toward equal access, more affordable options must be created, including community-based solutions.
EducationSuperHighway is signing up partners and will launch November 4.
The cloudification of communications services makes it easy to include voice, data, SMS, and video within any existing service.
Most Americans benefitting from federal spending on rural broadband are white non-Hispanic Americans, says NDIA.
Health providers testified before a Senate subcommittee that Congress should be open to all forms of telehealth.
Beth Ford spoke at the ACA Connects' Independent Show on Wednesday.
Panelists argued that lack of equitable digital access is deadly and driven by lack of competition.
Advisory panel includes leaders in broadband and a chief economist at the FCC.
The Broadband Connectivity Index uses multiple datasets to try to get a better understanding of well- and under-connected areas in the U.S.
A Mattey Consulting report finds broadband revenues can help sustain the fund used to connect rural and low-income Americans.
FCC Acting Chairwoman Rosenworcel said EBB will benefit tremendously from local outreach efforts.
The $3.2 billion program provides broadband and device subsidies to eligible low-income households.
The program is designed to help schools, libraries and students.
Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser urges a version of the Golden Rule: ‘What would someone else say?’
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Environmental sustainability in telecom has been a key talking point for Starks.
Conference hears the FCC should seek spectrum bands to open up for unlicensed use.
The Community Reinvestment Act was expanded to include broadband investments in 2016.
A bill would have the Commerce Secretary identify categories of personal data that could harm national security if exported.
FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel advocated for bills that would make better use of spectrum.
Fixed-wireless is hampered by technical issues that make it incomparable to fiber, a report claims.
Understanding the funding impact will 'begin with the NTIA’s mandate to work with community partners.'
'Simple and regular community engagement is needed.'
The FTC released a report that warned about the dangers of AI's use to combat online harms.
UScellular and Ericsson tested 5G connected drones for future applications.
'While the federal government’s infrastructure funding creates unique opportunities, it also exposes challenges that states and tribes must get in...
'We can’t keep overhauling the regulatory structure.'
'We need to recognize that absolutely the time is now. It is neither too soon nor too late.'
Comments were made at the Fiber Connect conference last week.
'North America is forecast to lead the world in 5G subscription penetration in the next five years.'
The coalition will play a crucial role in broadband data as government implements the largest expenditure of broadband funds.
The draft privacy law includes a provision to enhance privacy protections online for children under 17.
Markup of bills comes after much discussion about federal spectrum management.
Fiber networks have a unique capacity to keep broadband prices low for low-income communities, proponents say.
Analyzing ACP enrollment can help the BEAD program solve the 'persisting gap between deployment and subscription.'
A bill introduced by Elizabeth Warren would ban data brokers from selling or transferring location data and health data.
Fiber providers, equipment companies and consultants discussed their work in communities in a session at Fiber Connect
39 states and territories have submitted letters of intent to participate in the NTIA's Internet for All initiative.
Peacock and HBO Max named as potential winners by internet and entertainment industry analysis Laura Martin
As of June 7, 20 states have passed legislation to implement the 988 suicide hotline mandate, according to FCC data.
'We’re projecting a 5x increase in data consumption from 2021 to 2025.'
'[State] decision makers in this program need to be careful about who is the qualified and experienced provider.'
As federal funding rolls out, states and local communities must consider partnerships with local service providers.
Governor Kathy Hochul announced a $10-million grant award for the state's first foray into municipal broadband.
Netly Fiber said Monday it has completed construction of the nation's first terabit-ready fiber network.
Officials from Idaho, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine and New Mexico outline how they are preparing for broadband funding.
The American Technology Leadership Act would establish a federal office to monitor U.S. tech competitiveness versus global players.
Attendance at the fiber show jumped from 2,041 attendees last June to 2,854 registrants as of Friday.
A March Gallup and Knight study found young Americans are less concerned about hurtful online discourse.
Real convergence has taken hold in the fiber, wireless infrastructure and data center asset class categories.
Senators on Thursday said NTIA rules set regulated rates and impose net neutrality requirements.
The NTIA's notice of funding opportunity stops short of explicitly endorsing municipal broadband as the preferred model.
The USDA has been allocated $2 billion from the Infrastructure, Investment and Jobs Act.
Industry experts detailed best practices for approaching public-private partnerships at Mountain Connect 2022.
The FBI, CISA and NSA warned about hackers from the PRC.