Illinois Broadband Connections Newsletters

 

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Past Newsletters

May 20, 2024 | Illinois Connected Marks Five Years of Accomplishment

May 6, 2024 | Leadership Transition for Illinois Broadband Lab Collaborators

April 15, 2024 | Illinois Connected Summit to Feature Local Sucess Stories and National Experts

April 1, 2024 | Everything, Everywhere, All at Once

March 18, 2024 | Illinois Connected 2024

March 4, 2024 | Illinois BEAD Map Challenge Process Underway

February 19, 2024 | A Continental Convo

February 5, 2024 | Illinoisans are Preparing for BEAD Challenge Process

January 22, 2024 | Illinois BEAD Challenge Map Now Available

January 8, 2024 | A New Year, Some New Additions, And Plenty of News!

December 18, 2023 | A Big Year in Broadband Behind Us and a Bigger Year Ahead!

December 4, 2023 | Illinois Publishes its Draft State Digital Equity Plan

November 13, 2023 | Connect Illinois, BEAD, and Digital Equity Act Next Steps Come into Focus

October 30, 2023 | First Wave of Digital Equity Capacity Kickstarter Grants

October 16, 2023 | Renewed Focus on Digital Equity and Inclusion

October 2, 2023 | Digital Inclusion Week, Next Steps on BEAD

September 20, 2023 | Illinois Poised to Open Public Comment Period for BEAD Initial Proposal

September 5, 2023 | Following a Strong Harvest, More Local Leadership Seeds to Sew: Broadband Breakthrough Round 2 Coming Next Month!

August 21, 2023 | Fall Plans for Public Participation Come into Focus

August 7, 2023 | Looking Back and to the Future 

July 24, 2023 | Next Steps for BEAD and Digital Equity Planning & Engagement

July 10, 2023 | Statewide Listening Tour Cross the Finish Line

June 26, 2023 | Big Week in the Broadband World

June 12, 2023 | Illinois Broadband Effort Heating Up for Summer

May 30, 2023 | On DECK - The Digital Equity Capacity Kickstart Grant Program

May 15, 2023 | Broadband Breakthrough Highlights Community Partnership

May 1, 2023 | Connect Illinois Round 3 Hitting Stride

April 17, 2023 | Statewide Listening Tour On the Move

April 3, 2023 | Connect Illinois Round 3 Mapping & Merit Review Underway

March 20, 2023 | Connect Illinois Round 3 Open & Accepting Applications

March 6, 2023 | Listening Tour Launch and Connect Illinois Updates

February 6, 2023 | Introducing the Connect Illinois Broadband and Digital Equity Planning Initiative

January 23, 2023 | Mapping, Planning, Engagement & Grants: Big Broadband Year Ahead!

January 9, 2023 | US Treasury Approves State's Capital Projects Funds

December 19, 2022 | Hustle and Bustle Throughout Holidays on IL Broadband Front

December 5, 2022 | Beans & Broadband: Increasing Yields Through Broadband Investment

November 21, 2022 | Calling All Illinoisans: Newly Released FCC Maps Need Public Input

November 7, 2022 | Mapping, Data, and Round 3 of Accelerate Illinois 

October 24, 2022 | Preparing for Connect Illinois Round 3...and Future Federal Funding

October 11, 2022 | Digital Inclusion Week: Highlights Across Illinois

September 26, 2022 | Whiteside County a Model for Community-Driven Broadband Expansion

September 12, 2022 | Fall Broadband Kicks Off

August 29, 2022 | Accelerate Illinois Brakes...for Now

August 15, 2022 | A Busy Summer for Broadband

August 1, 2022 | Marking Milestones & Change: A Midsummer Update

July 11, 2022 | Coming Soon: The Illinois Broadband Lab Digital Equity Planning Project

June 27, 2022 | Illinois Connected Communities Round 2 Concludes

June 13, 2022 | How Illinois is Preparing for Federal Broadband Funds

May 23, 2022 | Accelerate Illinois Status Report

May 9, 2022 | Celebrating 50 Editions of Illinois Broadband Connections

April 25, 2022 | Across Illinois Broadband is in Full Bloom

April 12, 2022 | Earth Day Electronics Drive

March 28, 2022 | Illinois Communities Accelerate Toward Better Broadband

March 14, 2022 | The FCC's Affordable Connectivity Program: What People in Illinois Should Know

February 28, 2022 | Accelerate Illinois: Fast Tracking Broadband Infrastructure in Six Communities

February 14, 2022 | A Sweetheart Deal for Illinoisans—What PCs for People is Doing to Close the Digital Divide

January 31, 2022 | Connect Illinois Round 2 Projects Announced

January 10, 2022 | Illinois' Role in Community-Driven Broadband Expansion

December 20, 2021 | Getting it Right: At Last, States Have the Chance to Lead on Broadband

December 6, 2021 | Illinois Universities Apply for Connecting Minority Communities Program Awards

November 22, 2021 | Accelerate Illinois Accepting Applications

November 8, 2021 | Build Back Better with More Historic Broadband Investment

October 25, 2021 | Introducing the Illinois ARPA Accelerator

October 12, 2021 | Introducing the Illinois Broadband Lab

September 27, 2021 | Putting Federal Broadband Funding to Work in Illinois

September 13, 2021 | Illinois Office of Broadband Turns Two!

August 23, 2021 | Novel Local-State-Federal Collaboration to Improve Broadband Outcomes

August 2, 2021 | National Infrastructure Deal Adds to Historic Broadband Moment

July 19, 2021 | Using Data to Drive Better Broadband

July 6, 2021 | Baseball, Fireworks, Apple Pie, and Broadband

June 21, 2021 | Communities Across Illinois Are Expanding Broadband. Is Yours?

June 7, 2021 | Local Governments Gear Up for Broadband Dollars

May 24, 2021 | Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

May 10, 2021 | Illinois Broadband Connections Turns One

April 26, 2021 | Broadband READY, Set, Go!

April 12, 2021 | Illinois Digital Equity Activity in Full Swing this Spring

March 29, 2021 | March Broadband Madness

March 8, 2021 | Federal Emergency Broadband BenefitProgram to Launch by May 1

February 22, 2021 | Amidst Winter Freeze Broadband Programs are Heating Up

February 8, 2021 | Setting the Broadband Agenda

January 25, 2021 | Seizing the Broadband Moment

January 11, 2021 | New Data on Illinois' Digital Divide; How Illinois Communities Can Take Advantage of Federal Consolidated Appropriations Act Funding 

December 21, 2020 | Illinois Launches New Statewide Computer Equity Network

December 7, 2020 | Connect Illinois Round 1 Breaks Ground

November 23, 2020 | Illinois' Digital Equity Push

November 9, 2020 | Broadband for America, and Illinois, Now

October 26, 2020 | Focus on Broadband Infrastructure

October 13, 2020 | Toward a Comprehensive Approach to Digital Equity

September 28, 2020 | No Rest After Labor Day for the Illinois Office of Broadband

September 14, 2020 | Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund Spotlight on PCs for People

August 31, 2020 | Broadband 101

(see also: Everything You Wanted to Know About Broadband (But Were Afraid to Ask))

August 17, 2020 | Illinois Connected Communities Kickoff

August 3, 2020 | Back to School with Help from Broadband

July 20, 2020 | Illinois Connected Communities Grant Program Announces First Recipients

July 6, 2020 | Connect Illinois Round 1 Projects Announced

June 22, 2020 | Connect Illinois Broadband Grant Announcement Coming Soon

June 8, 2020 | Comprehensive Approach in Illinois Taking Shape

May 26, 2020 | Call for Illinois Connected Communities Grant Applications

May 11, 2020 | Illinois Broadband Connections