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Utah lands $5.6 million in "Internet for All" planning grants Thumbnail Image

Utah lands $5.6 million in "Internet for All" planning grants

December 03, 2022

Utah, long a broadband pioneer, wins $5.6 million in a BEAD planning grant

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Virginia’s Dr. Holmes Is On The Case: Solving The Mystery of the Missing Broadband Connections Thumbnail Image

Virginia’s Dr. Holmes Is On The Case: Solving The Mystery of the Missing Broadband Connections

March 24, 2022

Virginia Broadband Director Dr. Tamarah Holmes walks us through her office's pioneering broadband grant programs.

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8 Ways States Could Score Broadband Grant Applications Thumbnail Image

8 Ways States Could Score Broadband Grant Applications

January 25, 2022

State policymakers have a historic opportunity to make their states globally competitive with the construction of thousands of miles of broadband networks. Here are 8 criteria to help you through the decision-making process when combing through grant applications.

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Missouri Broadband Leader Joins Private Sector Firm Finley Engineering Thumbnail Image

Missouri Broadband Leader Joins Private Sector Firm Finley Engineering

January 13, 2022

Missouri's first broadband officer joins engineering firm. Meanwhile the state still doesn't have a leader.

Sarah Lai Stirland

Arizona loses its broadband director Thumbnail Image

Arizona loses its broadband director

September 19, 2022

Arizona's well respected broadband director said that he's stepping away

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State Officials Need to Hustle To Deploy Hundreds of Millions For Broadband Thumbnail Image

State Officials Need to Hustle To Deploy Hundreds of Millions For Broadband

March 02, 2022

The federal government is working to allocate billions for broadband expansion, but some states and territories aren't ready.

Sarah Lai Stirland

Texas announces its state-wide broadband plan Thumbnail Image

Texas announces its state-wide broadband plan

June 16, 2022

The tour found that Texans wanted reliable broadband access, faster speeds, and more affordable rates.

Tera Whipple

States In Hiring Race As Feds Work to Meet Infrastructure Law Deadlines  Thumbnail Image

States In Hiring Race As Feds Work to Meet Infrastructure Law Deadlines

March 02, 2022

States need staff to ensure they will get their fair share of billions in broadband funding. 

Sarah Lai Stirland

Alaska Predicted to Receive a Majority of Tribal Broadband Funds Thumbnail Image

Alaska Predicted to Receive a Majority of Tribal Broadband Funds

January 13, 2022

Alaska’s remoteness might lead the state to receive a majority of federal government funds allotted to broadband for Tribal communities.

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Way Cleared for FCC's Quest For A Better National Broadband Map Thumbnail Image

Way Cleared for FCC's Quest For A Better National Broadband Map

March 02, 2022

The GAO cleared the way late February for the FCC to provide a better map for an agency that's handing out billions of dollars of broadband funding under the Investment, Infrastructure and Investment Act.

Benjamin Kahn

Ideatek's Jade Piros de Carvalho is Kansas' new director of Office of Broadband Development Thumbnail Image

Ideatek's Jade Piros de Carvalho is Kansas' new director of Office of Broadband Development

June 08, 2022

Ideatek exec and Hutchinson Mayor Jade Piros de Carvalho is Kansas' new broadband director.

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Indiana: IBO and OCRA Working To Connect All Hoosiers Thumbnail Image

Indiana: IBO and OCRA Working To Connect All Hoosiers

April 05, 2022

The Indiana Broadband Office’s vision statement is to be “the one-stop shop for all things broadband," and to get all Hoosiers get connected to the Next Level.

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Alabama publishes letters of intent for grant applications  Thumbnail Image

Alabama publishes letters of intent for grant applications

May 02, 2022

25 ISPs have notified ADECA of their intention to apply for grant funding

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