Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott announced the launch of the Bmore Connected campaign intended to expand in-home broadband access across the city. The new campaign will be spearheaded by the Baltimore City Office of Information and Technology’s (BCIT) Office of Broadband and Digital Equity (BDE).
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will release an updated Broadband Funding Map in June to improve existing inaccuracies, according to National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Administrator Alan Davidson.
The U.S. Department of Treasury has approved Federal funding for broadband infrastructure projects in Delaware and Idaho. The funds come from the American Rescue Plan’s Capital Projects Fund (CPF), part of President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda.
A bipartisan group of policymakers recently introduced a House bill that aims to eliminate duplicative broadband programs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
A year after the Government Accountability Office (GAO) made a call for a unified Federal government broadband strategy, that idea appeared to attract some backing at a House subcommittee hearing on May 10 that tackled possible next steps for consolidating and organizing the programs.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has created a new landing page, GetInternet.gov, for applications to its Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP).
New Mexico has nearly completed its initiative to connect all public schools to high-speed internet service.
Kansas’ newly announced Lasting Infrastructure and Network Connectivity (LINC) program will provide $30 million in competitive funding opportunities to build the infrastructure needed for more homes and businesses to access broadband services.
Maryland Gov. Wes Moore announced earlier this month that the state will use $92 million in funding to expand high-speed internet access to an estimated 14,500 households and businesses.
The Treasury Department last week announced the approval of over $740 million for high-speed internet projects in California and Pennsylvania under President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan’s Capital Projects Fund (CPF).