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Administration Launches “Internet for All” Initiative to Close Digital Divide
As part of the $65 billion in federal funding allocated to broadband deployment under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the Biden administration recently announced [https://www.ntia.doc.gov/press-release/2022/biden-harris-administration-launches-45-billion-internet-all-initiative-bring] it is working to increase access to affordable, high-speed Internet for everyone in the country by 2029.
Tech Industry Asks Government for Expanded R&D Support
The big names in tech want the government to expand federal investment in artificial intelligence research and development.
DOE Taps Six Universities to Research Cyber Defenses for National Energy Systems
These systems will include features that detect cyber intrusions faster, and then automatically block access to control operations.
U.S.-Singapore Collaboration Imports Smart City Ideas
In this new bilateral partnership with Singapore’s Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI), the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) is looking to apply cybersecurity best practices throughout the country.
Lawmakers Ask How to Pave the Way for Next-Generation Wireless Technologies
At a hearing last week, lawmakers and expert witnesses urged the creation of a pipeline of “licensed and unlicensed” spectrum—especially mid-band spectrum, which provides a combination of indoor signal range and potential for fast speeds with little buffering.
Congress Increases Focus on Cybersecurity Risk Management
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is pushing lawmakers to authorize the first set of mandates that specifically address cybersecurity concerns for critical infrastructure and federal agencies.
FCC Set to Consider Consumer Labels for Broadband Services
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act directs the FCC to set rules for ISPs to inform consumers about pricing, introductory rates, broadband speeds, data allowances, and the like.