USDA’s ReConnect Program Continues to Bridge Digital Divide

The broadband internet initiative will provide $700 million to rural and unserved communities. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the ReConnect Program, an initiative…

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CISA Finds Hackers Exploited SMS Authentication Weakness

The review board’s report recommends phishing-resistant multifactor authentication. The Cyber Safety Review Board released a report, requested by Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Director Jen Easterly, on…

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HUD Announces Tools to Address Junk Rental Fees

Several online housing search platforms make formal commitments to the department. President Joe Biden and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Marcia Fudge announced this month that…

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All 50 States Commit to Participate in Internet for All 

Five territories and the District of Columbia also sign on for the program. The Department of Commerce announced that all 50 states as well as five U.S. Territories…

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FCC Chair Announces ‘Learn Without Limits‘ Initiative

The commission is considering making Wi-Fi hotspots available from libraries and supplying Wi-Fi on school buses. Federal Communications Commission Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel is promoting changes to the E-Rate…

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White House Seeks to Make High-Speed Internet Universal

States will receive funding under the infrastructure law to implement broadband access. President Joe Biden gave an address from the White House this week, announcing $42 billion to…

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FCC Proposes Formal Review of Phone Plan Data Caps

Chair Rosenworcel says internet access should not be limited arbitrarily. Jessica Rosenworcel, the chair of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), proposed a Notice of Inquiry into the use…

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Commerce Department Releases Funding for High-Speed Internet

The investment will be made in middle-mile internet infrastructure. The Department of Commerce recently released $930 million for internet infrastructure through their Middle Mile grant program. Middle-mile internet…

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FTC Announces Settlement in Microsoft COPPA Violations

Company to pay $20 million and strengthen privacy for minors on Xbox platform. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has stated that Microsoft will pay a $20 million settlement…

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FCC Announces Funding for Emergency Connectivity

Program for schools and libraries has provided steady digital connections to close the homework gap. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently announced its $21 million commitment to fund…

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