Digital divide

Pittsburgh plans to close digital divide by 2027

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A new Digital Equity Coalition plans to close the Pittsburgh digital divide within the next five years.

Michigan appoints first 'chief connectivity officer' to lead broadband effort

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Eric Frederick, head of a broadband-focused nonprofit, will serve as chief connectivity officer in the state’s High-Speed Internet Office.

New 'digital equity' data, mapping tools opened to state and local agencies

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Civis Analytics has unveiled the “Digital Equity Intelligence Center,” tools to help government leaders better understand broadband access.

Millions of Americans are now getting broadband discounts from the FCC

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The White House said a new program that gives broadband discounts to low-income households recently hit 10 million subscribers.

Broadband best practices for states, local government outlined in new report

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Case studies highlighting ways for state and local governments to expand broadband are the focus of a new report from the NewDEAL Forum.

Montana launches broadband map as bidding begins for federal funding

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A new broadband map in Montana is hoped to provide a more accurate picture of coverage as American Rescue Plan funds become available.

Montana latest state to build broadband coverage map

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Montana selected the analytics firm Lightbox to develop a statewide broadband coverage map, not content with a shortage of federal data.

San Jose, Calif., names new innovation chief

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Clay Garner, formerly San Jose's deputy innovation chief, said he plans to tap into nearby Silicon Valley to address pressing city issues.

N.C. officials tout 'unique opportunity' for broadband expansion

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North Carolina has nearly $2 billion in planned broadband infrastructure and digital literacy investments on the way, officials said during a press conference on Tuesday.

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