The state of Kansas announced that applications are now open for the Advancing Digital Opportunities to Promote Technology (ADOPT) program. The ADOPT program will award $14.7 million in grant funding to organizations addressing the challenges of broadband accessibility, affordability, and device availability.

Hawai’i has launched its Connect Kākou initiative, which aims to ensure underserved communities across Hawaiʻi have reliable and affordable access to high-speed internet via transformative new statewide infrastructure and a boost in digital literacy programs.

The White House is asking Congress for an additional $9.1 billion to support the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), including $6 billion to help fund its Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) and $3.1 billion for the FCC to fund the removal of outdated communications infrastructure operated by providers.

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The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is in charge of a $1 billion grant program to improve middle-mile broadband infrastructure, but a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report reveals that the NTIA has not established measurable goals for the program.

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The Ohio State University (OSU) received $125,000 in grant funding from the Ohio Department of Development to help establish high-speed internet connectivity to Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio. The center will be used as a demonstration area and proving grounds for autonomous farming equipment.

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The city of Baltimore will use $1 million in grant funding to ensure residents and communities have the skills, technology, and capacity needed to “reap the full benefits of a digital economy.”

The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) today urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to adopt strong rules against digital discrimination.

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