The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program provides subsidized broadband service for eligible households. However, the program is now facing a trust challenge in its awareness campaign and is aiming to overcome that hurdle, said Jessica Rosenworcel, the acting chairwoman for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), on September 13 at an Internet Innovation Alliance webinar.

Crumbling bridges and leaky levees. Buckling roadways. Unsafe water pipes. Inadequate public transit. The list of U.S. infrastructure failings is both broad and deep. The United States is paying only about half of its necessary infrastructure bill, and the total investment gap has grown from $2.1 trillion over 10 years, to a current figure of nearly $2.59 trillion over 10 years, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers. As a result, local government leaders face staggering infrastructure requirements that local tax revenues cannot fulfill.






FCC

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) released a new report that makes the case for insight enabling analytics. NASCIO explains that as data analytics increasingly plays a role in service delivery for states, state CIOs are often taking the lead in these efforts.






ransomware

As the new school year gets underway, the nonprofit K12 Security Information Exchange (K12 SIX) released a set of guidance and best practice resources intended to help K-12 school districts and individual schools establish baseline cybersecurity standards.






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