The US is making its biggest investment in broadband internet ever

The US is making its biggest investment in broadband internet ever

Post Views: 126 “This is something both sides of the political aisle have talked about for a long time,” says Kevin DeGood, director of infrastructure policy at the Center for American Progress. “This bill is in line with the sort of rough estimates of what it will take to try to bring broadband internet to…

The infrastructure package boosts an unsung hero of rural transportation: ferries

The infrastructure package boosts an unsung hero of rural transportation: ferries

Post Views: 148 “Ferries are part of our road system,” says Douglas Olerud, mayor of Haines, Alaska. Residents rely on them to go to their jobs or to get to doctor appointments, surgeries, and chemo or other life-saving treatments. High school students take the ferry to compete in tournaments. Add in COVID restrictions during the…

Cybersecurity experts say $2 billion is too little, too late

Cybersecurity experts say $2 billion is too little, too late

Post Views: 153 On Monday, President Biden signed the enormous, historic infrastructure bill into law, which includes nearly $2 billion for cybersecurity. Of that, $1 billion will be distributed to state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, while $21 million will go to the Office of the National Cyber Director, an agency responsible for advising the…

Car headlights are getting a much-needed upgrade with the infrastructure act

Car headlights are getting a much-needed upgrade with the infrastructure act

Post Views: 149 Over the years, improvements to headlights in the United States largely revolved around simply making them brighter. Meanwhile, the rest of the world began experimenting with in-car technology to adapt a vehicle’s headlights to better light the world around them. Meanwhile, the US.was left in the stone age with its headlight tech…

These young cities are solving age-old problems

These young cities are solving age-old problems

Post Views: 153 From Rome’s vast Trajan’s Forum to Angkor Wat’s stone temples, cities have been magnets for trade, art, and culture since ancient times. Urban living as we know it first emerged around 3500 B.C.E. along the Nile Valley and Sumerian coast. Unlike the semipermanent villages that came before them, these social and political…

How the federal broadband plan could affect your state

How the federal broadband plan could affect your state

Post Views: 139 The recently signed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act includes significant funding to expand broadband access, to help households pay for their monthly broadband connections and to help people learn how to productively use those connections. This legislation represents Congress’ first formal recognition of the essential nature of high-speed internet. Historically, broadband funding…