Senior Consultant on Broadband Initiatives, Marc McCarty has put together legal white papers for four states, Missouri, New Mexico, Texas, and Ohio. Download and read the papers here:
Congress adds historic cyber incident reporting rule to massive $1.5 trillion package
Congress passed landmark legislation Thursday March 10, 2022 that mandates critical infrastructure providers and federal agencies promptly report cyberattacks and ransomware payments to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.
REPORT AND ORDER AND FURTHER NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING
In this Order, the Federal Communications Commission adopts final rules
for the Affordable Connectivity Program, which builds upon the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, to offer eligible low-income households discounts off the cost of broadband service and connected devices.
Governor Parsons ARPA Plan
Access Broadband 2021 Report
NTIA, December 2021
Historic Investment in Broadband
Today marks a historic moment for all Americans with the passing of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal, that includes an enormous $65B investment for broadband deployment in unserved and underserved areas and adoption by in-need consumers.
The Largest U.S. Investment in Broadband Deployment Ever
One aim of the new Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is to ensure that every American has access to reliable high-speed internet service. Here we begin a multi-part series looking at the major broadband-related provisions of the legislation. First up: over $42 billion for broadband deployment grants to the states. We look at why new broadband maps are so critical to these efforts, what the grants can be used for, the process for states to receive the support, and a timeline moving forward.
Historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal: FACT SHEET
The President and the bipartisan group announced agreement on the details of a once-in-a-generation investment in our infrastructure, which will be taken up in the Senate for consideration. In total, the deal includes $550 billion in new federal investment in America’s infrastructure. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal will grow the economy, enhance our competitiveness, create good jobs, and make our economy more sustainable, resilient, and just.
Reimagining Rural Policy: Organizing Federal Assistance to Maximize Rural Prosperity
The federal programs and tools available today to help generate social and economic development in rural communities serve as a reminder of active and broad federal involvement in the 20th century, and the possibilities for federal leadership to help rural communities meet the current moment. Yet they are outdated, fragmented, and incoherent.
BROADBAND DEPLOYMENT ACCURACY AND TECHNOLOGICAL AVAILABILITY ACT
To require the Federal Communications Commission to issue rules relating to the collection of data with respect to the availability of broadband services, and for other purposes.