AT&T was awarded a $6.5 billion contract to build and operate the nationwide network FirstNet. However, the legislation that authorizes FirstNet also authorizes a state to develop its own alternative on the spectrum carved out for the network, as long as the alternative is interoperable with the FirstNet core.
The Consumer Technology Association released the 2017 Innovation Scorecard, ranking states in four categories: Innovative Champion, Innovative Leader, Innovative Adopter, and Modest Innovator.
The states of Georgia, Illinois, Tennessee, Massachusetts, and Maryland have all discussed bills that restrict automated vehicle testing to motor vehicle manufacturers, which puts technology companies like Uber and Waymo at a disadvantage.
Connected Nation is working with five communities across Ohio to analyze broadband data and develop a plan to increase high-speed Internet adoption in local areas.
The state of Michigan would not be able to recover its information systems or sustain its businesses processes if it were hit by a cyberattack, according to Michigan’s auditor general.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation to allow operation of autonomous vehicles on Michigan roadways.
The U.S. Department of Transportation is asking cities for proposals to test automated vehicles through the new Automation Proving Ground Pilot Program.
More than 500 people have visited Oakland County’s new open data portal, which was launched Nov. 1 and offers access to 92 data sets.
A majority of voters are likely going to have to deal with very old technology on Nov. 8. A recent study showed that up to 43 states are planning to use voting machines that are at least 10 years old, with some moving forward with 20- or 30-year-old systems. Virginia, however, spent $28 million in 2014 to upgrade all of its machines across the state.