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Biden administration to release $45B for nationwide internet

The Biden administration is taking the first steps to release $45 billion to ensure every U.S. resident has access to high-speed internet by roughly 2028

Census Undercount Threatens Federal Food and Health Programs on Reservations

The 2020 census missed nearly 1 of every 17 Native Americans who live on reservations, an undercount that could very well lead to insufficient federal funding for essential health, nutrition, and social programs in remote communities with high poverty rates and scarce access to services.

Major internet providers to slash cost of broadband service for low-income Americans

Millions of low-income Americans will be able to get high-speed internet service for no more than $30 a month under an agreement the Biden administration has reached with major internet providers.

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a U.S. government program that helps many low income households pay for broadband service and internet connected devices.

What is the Affordable Connectivity Program? The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a U.S. government program run by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program to help low-income households pay for internet service and connected devices…

The United State(s) of Broadband

Tens of billions of dollars in federal funding are poised for new broadband infrastructure deployment over the next five years. But a crucial step in allocating funds from the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program – for states and local governments – lies in knowing where fast, affordable, reliable broadband access currently is, so that they know where to drive new investment. The FCC’s historical and repeated failure to put together an accurate national broadband map threatens to significantly hold up the process.

Bozeman, other cities making progress on renewable energy option

Bozeman partnered with Helena and the city and county of Missoula to hire a consultant to help them through the process.

The ridiculously simple way to make streets safer for pedestrians

Cities don’t need expensive new traffic signals or road blocks to keep pedestrians safe. They just need a bucket of paint.

Join the conversation: Missoula County commissioners host weekly ‘Tip of the Spear’ podcast

“We might not solve every problem, but you’ll catch us trying,” said Slotnick, “I personally really want the public to catch the three of us trying, and this is a way to make that happen.”

Broadband Communities Summit 2022 – “Fiber: The Lifeblood of the New Economy” – 5/2-5/5 – Houston, Texas

As states and local governments look to leverage the flood of federal funds for the creation of ubiquitous high speed Internet access, an upcoming conference promises to be packed with practical insights from leading broadband experts on how to maximize the moment.

This is America’s broadband moment. Don’t screw it up

As connectivity becomes increasingly important to everyday life, policymakers at all levels can take action to streamline broadband infrastructure projects and improve internet access for all communities.

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