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New Jersey says digital divide among students is 'closed'
Gov. Phil Murphy said every single K-12 public school student now has access to the internet and devices to connect to virtual classrooms.
State and local budgets get a boost from $1.9 trillion relief package
The package will provide $350 billion in state and local aid, as well as investments in K-12 broadband and vaccine distribution.
NYC asks companies to expand broadband across the city
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the city wants telecommunications companies to use city assets, like street poles, to expand broadband access.
Virginia announces $29M broadband expansion
Gov. Ralph Northam announced a new round of funding expected to connect nearly 12,000 households in western and northern counties.
With new support, Brown Girls Code plans expansion to additional cities
The nonprofit will receive additional support this year from the consulting group Ignite Cities, furthering its mission to close the gender and diversity gaps in the technology sector.
Nonprofit donated more than 400 computers to homeless students
A student-led nonprofit called Bridging Tech has been providing refurbished computers to homeless K-12 students during the pandemic.
Sacramento to provide 10,000 households with free internet
The city is working with the United Way and Comcast to provide broadband subscriptions and internet-connected devices to low-income residences.
For families without internet, Dallas libraries install outdoor Wi-Fi
Between 7.am and 9 p.m., four public libraries will provide free public Wi-Fi to support students at families without home access.
Rural community colleges get a shot at new learning programs
The nonprofit Education Design Lab will partner with five community colleges to implement new pathways to postsecondary education for students in rural communities.