Ryan Johnston

In states, concerns with fairness of FCC's rural broadband fund

Amid widely conflicting reports of how many Americans truly lack access to high-speed internet, state broadband officials said that there

'Digital Equity Act' proposes $250 million annually for cities, states

The Digital Equity Act of 2019,  introduced in Sept 2019 by Rep.

North Carolina looks to challenge FCC over broadband coverage

North Carolina officials are streamlining a self-reporting tool that allows residents to document their internet speed, in hopes of mounting a challenge against the Federal Communication Commission’s broadband coverage map data. Jeff Sural, direct

How cities can create a trustworthy privacy model

The growth of digital government services and internet-connected devices scattered across urban landscapes is giving city officials access to ever-increasing amounts of data on their constituents.

San Jose announces plan to extend public Wi-Fi

San Jose (CA) and AT&T announced a new project to outfit the city’s streetlights and public parks with public Wi-Fi routers and earthquake sensors. The city plans to outfit 550 streetlights with LED lights, and install 670 smart-lighting contr

Broadband expert says USDA shutdown is hurting rural internet expansion

For municipalities looking to start their own broadband services, 2019 hasn’t gotten off to a great start.