Digital navigators spoke about their work at the Connect20 Summit in Washington.
Officials from broadband funding programs emphasized the important of non-deployment projects at the Connect20 Summit in Washington.
The program sets aside $14 million in ARPA funds for digital literacy and affordability efforts.
Nearly $50 million will go to middle mile projects in four states.
Healthcare organizations are seeing telehealth as an opportunity to enhance connectivity with patients and improve healthcare outcomes.
More than just access, new technology users also need help navigating software applications.
The GAO report identified 25 different broadband-focused funding programs, but some lawmakers argued that all are important.
Efforts in multiple states aim to address connectivity challenges for low-income residents.
Engaging local communities can build trust, which is an important factor in increasing adoption.
The former FCC nominee spoke for the first time regarding future plans after withdraw.
Hear state broadband leaders talk about how they are approaching the digital equity planning process.
National Telecommunications and Information Administration is seeking comment on how to structure the programs.
Agency officials outlined helpful material for states looking to develop digital equity plans.
The NTIA approved eight more planning grants Monday.
It is exactly one year since the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act became law.
Applications are due mid-November, state officials said, and awards will likely be announced by early December.
Charter said it needs to pay to replace a majority of poles to connect for some projects.
Updates to the Commerce agency's website includes access to information about other federal broadband programs.
New questions arise on the Digital Equity Act following NTIA's notice of funding released in May.
The commission’s rules would prevent service providers from discriminating against customers.
The plan addresses availability and adoption of a high-speed internet connection for disadvantaged communities.
California also has 18 projects that are part of the state's $6-billion broadband investment under its California Comeback Plan.
Now is the time in Congress for all good (and bad) broadband bills to be introduced.
WASHINGTON, January 30, 2020 –Advocates for digital inclusion on Wednesday encouraged Congress to pass the Digital Equity Act and fund state and local efforts to close...