NTIA Creates First Interactive Map to Help Public See the Digital Divide Across the Country

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, June 17, 2021 Office of Public Affairs publicaffairs@doc.gov Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) released a new publicly available digital map that displays key indicators of broadband needs across the country. This is the first interactive, public map that allows users to explore different datasets about where…

Biden kicks off effort to reshape U.S. economy with infrastructure package

Biden kicks off effort to reshape U.S. economy with infrastructure package By Jarrett Renshaw  4 hrs ago © Reuters/TOM BRENNER FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden hosts meeting on infrastructure with members of Congress at the White House in Washington (Reuters) – President Joe Biden on Wednesday will call for a dramatic and more permanent shift in…

Crisis Highlights Digital Divide in Alabama

Crisis Highlights Digital Divide in Alabama Before attempts to contain the new coronavirus sent Gulf Shores School System’s about 2,500 students home for at least two weeks, administrators asked whether they have high-speed Internet there. “With this break, we realized we have a lot of kids without access,” said Matt Akin, superintendent of the system…