Discussion during the inaugural meeting of the Iowa House Information Technology Committee — formed to address technology issues in Iowa — was limited because the members attending virtually were stuck in a listen-only mode.
DES MOINES — Gov. Kim Reynolds on Tuesday proposed an $8.1 billion state spending plan for fiscal 2022, a 3.7% increase that would fund priorities in broadband expansion, K-12 and higher education and mental health programs for adults and children.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, during her condition of the state address Tuesday, pledged to further the cause of social justice while also protecting Iowa’s law enforcement officers.
Republicans and Democrats in the Iowa Legislature say they plan to pay special focus on bridging the state’s so-called "digital divide."
SPRINGFIELD — The governor’s office and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity are awarding $500,000 through existing and new state programs as part of a “Digital Equity Package.”
Candidates running for a Scott County Iowa House seat say they share the same priorities. Both pledge that they will fight for strong public schools, affordable health care and good-paying jobs.
SPRINGFIELD — Included in the $45 billion Rebuild Illinois capital infrastructure plan in 2019 was a $400 million investment aimed at providing statewide broadband access to every residence, business and community institution across the state by 2024.
DES MOINES — Two years after Gov. Kim Reynolds kicked off her Empower Rural Iowa initiative, the panel is winding down its broadband connectivity task force and creating another to address emergency medical services, which it sees as a baseline expectation for communities outside the state’s metro areas.
The lack of broadband access for rural Iowans took the spotlight Thursday in Gov. Kim Reynolds’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board’s second meeting.
SPRINGFIELD — Gov. JB Pritzker traveled to Geneseo Wednesday to announce the awarding of $50 million in grants to 28 projects aimed at expanding broadband internet access across the state, including three in the Quad-City area.
With no computer or internet at home, Raegan Byrd's homework assignments present a nightly challenge: How much can she get done using just her smartphone?