Chicago is expanding Chicago Public Schools’ (CPS) Chicago Connected program and the Chicago Park District’s Citywide Broadband and Digital Equity Initiative to increase access to free WiFi service across the city.

As part of its efforts to expand broadband access, Nevada has created the Nevada Middle Mile Network. The network is a 2,500-mile open access, fiber optic network that will reach many unserved communities in Nevada.

The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) ended on May 31 – much to the chagrin of FCC and Biden administration leadership – leaving millions of Americans at risk of losing their subsidized internet service.

Los Angeles County has signed an agreement with WeLink Communications to bring new internet options for up to 275,000 households and small businesses to underserved areas in the California county.

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced that the state’s Digital Equity (DE) Plan has been approved by the Federal government, clearing the way for the state to receive $8.2 million in Federal funding to improve high-speed internet connectivity and increase digital opportunities across the state.

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) on March 29 announced that it is making $811 million of funding available to states, territories, and native entities to pursue goals under their digital equity plans.

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Connecticut is using $41 million in funding from the American Rescue Plan Act Capital Project Fund to expand broadband infrastructure and improve internet connectivity in the state.

The Massachusetts Broadband Institute (MBI) at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MassTech) announced the launch of its Residential Internet Retrofit Program, a $22 million statewide initiative to equip public and affordable housing units across the state with high-speed internet service.

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