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
NTIA Leader Shannan Williams-Mitchem joins Ready.net as Director of Research
December 08, 2022
Williams-Mitchem joins us from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, where she was Deputy Director of the Office of Minority Broadband Initiatives
Skip privacy worries with with batch map challenges
December 12, 2022
Some people who have challenged the accuracy of the Federal Communications Commission’s national broadband map are being met with an unpleasant surprise: After completing the process, they’ve discovered that the FCC’s map publishes their submission online without first informing them prominently that it had planned to do so.
Coalition calls for FCC to rethink how it maps MDUs and Community Anchor Institutions
December 13, 2022
A coalition of more than 100 schools, libraries, housing groups asked the FCC Chairwoman to rethink how its broadband map accounts for apartment dwellers and community institutions
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.
Tribal Communications partners with Ready.net to close the digital divide in Indian country
September 13, 2022
Partners bring together experience, resources, and relationships to support and position Tribes across the country to expand broadband internet across Indian Country.
New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs issues broadband RFP
June 10, 2022
New Hampshire's Department of Business and Economic Affairs is looking to connect unserved and underserved communities.
Broadband NOFO Seeks to Balance Requirements with Flexibility, Says NTIA Chief
May 24, 2022
NTIA's Alan Davidson says NOFO requires that grant recipients offer both low-cost service options and middle-class affordability plans.
Detroit residents to conduct their own broadband audit after historic outage
August 30, 2022
Broadband.money is working to help local communities win and defend their share of broadband grant funding.
NTCA's Shirley Bloomfield: A rural broadband pioneer who encourages everyone to bring their unique superpowers to work
June 23, 2022
The NTCA -- the Rural Broadband Association's CEO Shirley Bloomfield is one of those people whose life could become a book.
Alaska Commerce Department partners with non-profit foundation to administer state’s Digital Equity Planning Grant
July 21, 2022
The Rasmuson Foundation's involvement will allow 100 percent of the state’s planning grant to go towards public outreach and stakeholder activities.
Join Broadband Mapping Experts and Broadband.money Wednesday Afternoon to Learn from the Best
October 11, 2022
Among the great events that will be taking place at the conference, a panel of broadband mapping experts will be convening on Wednesday to help stakeholders better understand how they can leverage broadband data and mapping to serve their communities.
Applying for BEAD initial planning funds? Here's what state broadband offices need to do
July 28, 2022
State broadband offices must submit their BEAD initial planning funds applications by August 15
Arizona loses its broadband director
September 19, 2022
Arizona's well respected broadband director said that he's stepping away
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.
Veneeth Iyengar and his team are striking up the broadband in Louisiana
April 12, 2022
Establishing communications with local leaders is the key to success for Veneeth Iyengar, Louisiana’s executive director for broadband development and connectivity, and his team.
Leslie Durham, the Delta Regional Authority's Alternate Federal Co-Chairwoman, to Head New Agency to Help Local Governments With Infrastructure Planning
September 14, 2022
Leslie Durham is the new executive director of the Louisiana Infrastructure Technical Assistance Corporation
Alaska leaders worry about broadband maps
August 12, 2022
Alaska's congressional leaders are worried about the accuracy of the FCC's broadband maps.
NTIA strikes deal with Bureau of Indian Affairs to reduce red tape
August 12, 2022
NTIA and BIA announced this week that they're working together to speed up broadband deployment
Local coordination could be a strong theme in NTIA's BEAD NOFO
May 12, 2022
The Infrastructure, Investments and Jobs Act's BEAD notice of funding opportunity is likely to focus on states' efforts to solicit local communities' input.
Weighing in on the NTIA’s BEAD NOFO
May 12, 2022
Here's what some key players told the Biden administration to do with the $42.5 billion in broadband funding
Get Your Share: 5 Keys to Know ASAP About the 42 Billion BEAD Program
February 17, 2022
More than $75 billion in federal grants is coming to local broadband projects over the next five years. Grantmakers both on the federal and state levels have historically received requests for way more money than they have to give out. So applicants need to act quickly and decisively. Read more to learn five things you can do to get ready for the tsunami of funding.
Fewer than a third of eligible households have signed up for the Affordable Connectivity Program in Hawaii, says broadband strategy officer
August 17, 2022
Only about 29,000 households are signed up for the FCC's ACP program
Here are the nine steps to landing a grant from the NTIA's BEAD NOFO
May 13, 2022
Here are the nine steps that states and territories must take to land federal funding to bring broadband to everyone.
Montana ARPA commission reconsiders initial broadband grant award proposal
August 23, 2022
A volley of criticism from local providers has caused Montana’s ARPA broadband commission to reconsider its proposed award of the bulk of rescue funding to Charter Communications
Bulk challenges to the FCC's broadband fabric
October 11, 2022
The FCC has posted information pages and hosted webinars on the challenge process, but many stakeholders still struggle to understand exactly how they are expected to submit their data for review.
Senior NTIA Executive Scott D. Woods To Join Ready as VP for Community Engagement & Strategic Partnerships
May 24, 2022
Ready is pleased to announce that Scott D. Woods will join the company as Vice President of Community Engagement and Strategic Partnerships on June 3. He will open an office for Ready in Washington,D.C.
Alabama publishes letters of intent for grant applications
May 02, 2022
25 ISPs have notified ADECA of their intention to apply for grant funding
Four themes to watch for in NTIA’s BEAD NOFO
May 12, 2022
Four key themes you should look for in NTIA’s $42.5 Billion BEAD NOFO.
Colorado is soliciting BEAD local letters of intent, LOI
June 15, 2022
Colorado is racing ahead and soliciting input from local stakeholders and communities ahead of the NTIA's July 18 deadline for state submissions of letters of intent to apply for federal broadband funding
Baltimore plans a municipally owned broadband network
June 08, 2022
Even though Baltimore is technically considered “served” by incumbent telecom and cable providers, many of the city’s residents do not have access to broadband.
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.
NTIA's Office of Minority Broadband Initiatives publishes progress report
November 06, 2022
Established in established in August 2021, the office has focused on connectivity for Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal colleges and universities, and minority-serving institutions
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.
Join us on the 1-year anniversary of the Infrastructure Act
November 15, 2022
Learn how to win your share of the IIJA's BEAD grants this Wednesday with Ready's Vice President of Community Engagement and Strategic Partnerships
Maine Connectivity Authority President Andrew Butcher: A community and consensus builder takes charge
November 21, 2022
Butcher’s work at the Maine Broadband Coalition is about empowering Mainers with solutions to get everyone connected
Applying for IIJA Grants? Here's a Timeline of Key Milestones and Grant Application Deadlines
April 24, 2022
Here's when to expect the NTIA's upcoming Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) announcement
Mississippi’s Broadband Director Sally Doty uses data, charm, and legwork to expose broadband inequities
December 22, 2022
BEAM Director Sally Doty is using old fashioned charm and modern technology to get everyone in her state wired.
California receives nearly $9M for BEAD funding and digital equity planning
December 21, 2022
California receives an additional $9 million for Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment Program (BEAD) program grant funding and digital equity
FCC broadband data challenges particularly complicated for Tribal nations
January 05, 2023
Providing granular challenge data to the FCC, data the agency would legally own, raises concerns for some Tribal leaders.
Detroit mayor sounds alarm on rescue plan funds being clawed back
January 20, 2023
Detroit's mayor warns his peers to mind the fallout from Feds' fight over the debt ceiling
Report: Private Telcos Thwart WA Public Utilities’ Plans For Rural Broadband
January 25, 2023
Residents of Elma in Washington State struggle to access the internet. Our broadband audit quantifies the town's lack of connectivity.
What the FCC's New Broadband ‘Nutrition Labels’ Require
February 02, 2023
Providers need to inform new customers what they're receiving for their subscriptions. Here are the facts.
How Common Sense Media deployed activism, media, and a key partnership to drive ACP Adoption in Arizona
March 21, 2023
A Common Sense Media pilot campaign in Phoenix, Arizona, quadrupled enrollment in the Affordable Connectivity Program to 8,500 households a month in a limited amount of time. Here's how they did it.