Internet Access

Lawmakers Ask USDA, HUD and FCC to Cooperatively Help Expand Internet Access

Together, the agencies could make better use of data to close connectivity gaps, they argue.

Libraries Eligible for Billions in Federal Funding to Improve Connectivity for Residents

The Emergency Connectivity Fund Program, announced by the Federal Communications Commission, will help libraries purchase laptops, Wi-Fi hot spots and more for patrons.

Senate Bill Would Improve Rural Broadband Investment

The bipartisan legislation would give local and state governments new financing options for broadband projects.

Billions of Federal Dollars to Close Broadband Gaps are About to Start Flowing

The FCC has launched a program that provides $50 subsidies to help households pay internet bills and also approved rules for a $7 billion fund for libraries and schools.

Biden Infrastructure Plan Includes Billions for Federal Buildings and Research

The American Jobs Plan proposes spending a small chunk of the $2 trillion on improving federal office buildings and hospitals.

Lawmakers Urge Internet Companies to Join New Discount Broadband Program

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, slated to start at the end of April, will provide discounts on internet service to struggling households.

The FCC Wants Your Feedback to Improve Broadband Access

In an effort to create more accurate maps detailing broadband connections and service, the Federal Communications Commission is collecting first-hand accounts from users.

Lawmaker to Reintroduce Net Neutrality Legislation Within Weeks

Supporters say giving the Federal Communications Commission greater authority over internet service providers is more important in the wake of the pandemic. 

Facebook's News Blockade in Australia Shows How Tech Giants Are Swallowing the Web

The internet in 2021 is not the same open public sphere that Tim Berners-Lee envisioned.

The Need for Internet Interstate Infrastructure

The U.S. needs a digital infrastructure plan today in much the same way that it required a physical infrastructure plan in the 1950s.

No Internet, No Vaccine: How Lack of Internet Access Has Limited Vaccine Availability for Racial and Ethnic Minorities

It appears that internet access is emerging as a new and troublesome determinant of health.

Agencies that Put People First Will Close the Equity Gap

In the coming months, federal agencies will be asked to look anew at whether and to what extent they are serving everyone.

Former Federal CIO on the Tech Challenges the Biden Administration Faces

Vivek Kundra joins the GovExec Daily podcast to discuss the future of public sector cloud computing.

How the Biden Administration Can Restore Trust in Government

Governments can use technology to meet people where they are, serve people better in their real lives, and make successes visible to demonstrate the value of effective governing.

Universal Service Fund Wants Automation Tools to Help Bring Broadband to Communities in Need

The corporation that manages the fund for the Federal Communications Commission is looking for a contractor to help automate its manual, time-consuming data verification process.

To Protect Research Subjects, Account for the Internet

When today’s scientists design experiments, they most often refer to ethical guidelines written decades ago.

Move to Telehealth Strains Therapists and Their Clients

A big issue was client access to technology and reliable internet services.