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The Second Round of The ReConnect Program Invests $10.6 Million in High-Speed Broadband in Rural Utah, Nevada, Idaho and Wyoming

“Access to a high-speed internet connection is a cornerstone of prosperity, and unfortunately many of America’s rural communities lack access to this critical infrastructure,” USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Bette Brand said. 

Revitalization Without Displacement: A New Model From Miami

To protect the community, “the plan aims to preserve the core and character of the neighborhood by placing stricter limits on demolitions and maintaining a low scale in residential areas,” adds Viglucci.

Italy’s New Art Collective Takes Travelers Beyond The Tourist Path – Does Your State Have One?

“Our site, which is growing daily, is an extraordinary diary where we share the places, the artworks and the experiences that cannot be missed in Italy,” concludes Franchi. “It is a very original and unique point of view.”

This incredible Google experiment lets you time travel to your hometown 200 years ago

The open-source map shows the changes that happen to city streetscapes over time.

How the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe in South Dakota created its own wireless education network with help from MuralNet for around $250,000.

Leaders with the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe in central South Dakota say they have found a low-cost solution to the tribe’s computer and internet needs that will aid education but which may ultimately improve life overall in the community.

The Wyoming Business Ready Community Grant and Loan Program

This program provides financing for publicly owned infrastructure that serves the needs of businesses and promotes economic development within Wyoming communities.

Wealthy investors seem to be exploiting land-conservation tax breaks, and the Senate is taking notice

Conservation easements grant tax write-offs for the worth a bit of land loses to stay undeveloped when it would in any other case change into flats or a big-box retailer, prioritizing what has been described as “cows over condos.”

Solar-plus-storage replaces coal plant in New Mexico, makes carbon-capture retrofit moot

The utility is planning on replacing the San Juan coal-fired station’s 847 MW of capacity with 650 MW of solar generation and 300 MW/1,200 MWh of accompanying energy storage. The new plan all but kills a proposal from San Juan’s owner and the City of Farmington to add a carbon-capture retrofit to the station.

Cities and Startups Are Poised for a ‘Great Reboot’

The goal of his new book is to show business owners how to make the most of the opportunities ahead.

Over 70,000 Kansas Homes Finally Getting High-Speed Internet (Why Not Montana?)

Gov. Kelly announced that the state will use nearly $50 million in COVID-19 aid grants to establish Internet for 76,735 households. An additional $85 million will improve statewide Internet over the next decade.