Colorado is launching a new grant program to support broadband expansion and modernization through the deployment of more than $500 million from Federal programs to broadband infrastructure projects to bridge the digital divide.

Michigan State University (MSU), along with Merit Network, are receiving a $10.5 million National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Broadband Infrastructure Program Grant to connect Michigan’s internet pathways.


The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Broadband Data Task Force announced that fixed and mobile broadband providers in the Broadband Data Collection (BDC) may obtain early access to certain portions of the system to enter identifiable information in advance of the broadband availability data filing window on June 30.

There’s no “right” answer to that question. But there is plenty of vital broadband data results in store for the state through its June 21 call for Florida residents to test the speeds of their broadband services, and at the same time contribute broadband service mapping data that the state can use to help identify opportunities for service expansion.


New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced that the New York State Public Service Commission has released a new first-of-its-kind interactive map aimed at helping to understand where broadband infrastructure is and where it must be worked on.


States have a big opportunity to provide internet service to millions of unconnected citizens people with billions in broadband funding provided by Congress in bipartisan infrastructure legislation, but states have a lot of work to do to make the most of the funds, according to a McKinsey & Co. report released on June 7.


Amid an overwhelming and fragmented amount of broadband programs, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) is calling for a unified national broadband strategy.

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