Months into the pandemic, digital divide still leaves poor kids at a disadvantage

BY: - September 29, 2020

Members of the U.S. Senate are pushing for $4 billion in the next coronavirus relief package to help students in rural and low-income areas gain access to high speed internet. A digital divide that emerged as a major problem when schools shut down amid the pandemic last spring has persisted into the new academic year, […]

Husted appointed to FCC committee

BY: - August 18, 2020

Ohio’s Lt. Gov. Jon Husted was appointed to the Federal Communication Commission’s Intergovernmental Advisory Committee, he said in an announcement Monday. Husted was named a state executive representative on the committee which aids the FCC on telecommunications issues “affecting local, state and Tribal governments,” according to a statement from Husted’s office. Husted is the director […]

Pandemic highlights gaps in internet access

BY: - April 14, 2020

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers are urging congressional leaders to prioritize emergency funding for high-speed internet access in upcoming coronavirus relief legislation. More than two dozen lawmakers sent a bipartisan letter last week asking Democratic and Republican leaders of the U.S. House and Senate to set aside funding for a temporary emergency relief fund at the Federal Communications […]