Illinois to launch volunteer program for digital literacy training
Illinois will select a cohort of digital navigators in the new year to offer digital literacy and skills training in low-income and rural communities.
Biden focus on higher education could help institutions survive pandemic
Education policy experts said the president-elect's agenda could alleviate challenges that the Trump administration has not addressed.
Houston offers technical training to low-income residents, students
The City of Houston and Microsoft have announced a new training program to equip residents for technical career transitions during the pandemic.
Delaware targets underserved families with $20 million broadband investment
State leaders announced Monday a plan to invest federal CARES Act funding into improving high-speed internet access for families with school-age children.
Philadelphia launches $17 million free-internet campaign
A new initiative supported by Comcast and T-Mobile is the first phase of a digital equity program the city says will use public-private partnerships for “reimagining public technology access services.”
Alaska doubles minimum internet speeds for schools
A bill signed by Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy that raises minimum connectivity standards is expected to benefit Alaska's rural districts as the state responds to the public health crisis.
Challenge winners propose technology to fix, modernize NYC's sluggish subway
As an army of daily commuters calls for New York City to fix its sluggish subway system, a new idea revealed through a governor’s challenge may provide at least one piece of a possible solution. Metrom Rail, a transit company based in Illinois, announced last week that it has been named one of eight winners of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Genius Transit Challenge, a competition announced last year by Gov. Andrew…
Sacramento wants to become the next big tech center
A new initiative called the Sacramento Urban Technology Lab is the California capital's bid to become a global influencer in the emerging technologies market.
New Hampshire prepares for potential opt-out of FirstNet
New Hampshire took a step closer to opting out of the nationwide public safety broadband network powered by FirstNet and AT&T. Gov. Chris Sununu announced Monday the creation of a committee by executive order to review “the regulatory and financial risks … associated with the pursuit of an opt-out plan.” The committee is a direct result of the recommendation from the state’s Interoperability Executive Committee (SIEC) that “an opt-out of FirstNet is far and away our…