Government Technology

Partnerships, Collaboration a Consistent Theme in Illinois

State, county and local governments are working to modernize their information technology systems, but officials in Illinois say they must also update how they communicate with one another.

Rural Broadband’s Only Hope: Thinking Outside the Box?

There are still areas that have nothing to tether them to the modern world at all. These areas are not just rural, but geographically challenging to traverse and connect. Oregon is one of these states.

San Francisco Aims to Close the Digital Divide with Citywide Fiber Project

San Francisco (CA) plans to narrow its digital divide with a new network of high-speed fiber connectivity.

LA Councilmember Proposes Municipal Broadband Feasibility Study

Los Angeles Councilmember Paul Krekorian has introduced a motion to study the feasibility of a municipal broadband network that would provide at-cost high-speed Internet to the city's local businesses and residents. The motion calls for a study in

FCC Ruling on 5G Infrastructure May Hurt Cities

The Federal Communications Commission is poised to make a directive on 5G, the next-generation, high-speed wireless standard, that could significantly affect local government control of infrastructure.