We know little about how California and other states plan to distribute the money under the opaque arrangement.
Programs like the ACP and technologies like fixed wireless can play a key role in connecting older adults.
The GAO report identified 25 different broadband-focused funding programs, but some lawmakers argued that all are important.
This special “town hall” will address the strong desire from many in the broadband world to see the Affordable Connectivity Fund renewed.
In 2014, Brownsville was ranked as the worst-connected city in the United States.
Keeping American families and veterans connected is too important to allow the ACP to lapse.
The funding is through Connect Maryland, part of the state's Department of Housing and Community Development.
The pandemic heightened the urgency of closing the digital divide, but several barriers remain.
There is a perennial policy debate over why the digital divide exists and what to do about it.
Without efforts to drive adoption, federal investment in connectivity will fall short, agreed Brookings panelists.
Comments on the $1.5B fund are due January 27, 2023.
The December meeting includes digital discrimination prevention, phone service accessibility, and satellite application processes.
The first operator to bring fiber to a community creates a significant barrier to entry for competitors.
It is exactly one year since the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act became law.
TechFreedom argued that the FCC overstated the flaws of Starlink’s network.
5G has experienced a quantum leap in growth since it first began rolling out in 2018.
Libraries can act as gateways to ensure community members know about their broadband subsidy options.
Regional Fiber Connect conferences are bringing the industry’s technology and community leadership together.
The FCC and the NTIA have been working to get more Americans connected faster via the ACP.
There are government programs created to shrink the digital divide, but not many Americans know what’s out there.
One of the primary responsibilities of being a faith leader is to listen to your community and understand its problems.
The FCC announced a partnership with a trio of companies to deliver devices under the Affordable Connectivity Program.
Some lawyers say their clients are having a difficult time getting access to the legal system without connectivity.
Increasing taxes on internet service providers would be counterproductive in the quest to close the digital divide.
President Biden received a standing ovation during address.
Without access to a secure broadband connection, the co-author of this Expert Opinion would have died.
The Government Accountability Office rejected LightBox's bid to protest CostQuest's award to build the map.
President Joe Biden commented on closing the digital divide in his first State of the Union address.
The ATIS report outlines major steps that need to be taken to “ensure North American wireless leadership."
Accurate maps will allow federal dollars to target unserved and underserved areas.
Starks sat down to discuss the promise of smart grid technology for the environment.
Generic radio components could provide the flexibility and versatility needed to bring broadband access to those in need.
Gary Bolton and Nicol Turner Lee debated technology use to tackle the digital divide.
Industry also debated merits of fiber versus other technologies, and speeds.
The build is also underbudget, they said.
Collaboration between community leaders will be essential in ensuring success of the Biden infrastructure bill in California.
Internet of Things devices are expected to increasingly flood the market as 5G networks light up.
Some experts believe that public-private models may provide answers for municipalities struggling to narrow the digital divide.
"Farm Fresh Broadband" explains the world of broadband policy and provides solutions to bridge the digital divide.
FCC Acting Chairwoman Rosenworcel said EBB will benefit tremendously from local outreach efforts.